Manchester

Malcolm Layfield: Music teacher charged with rape

A teacher has been charged with rape following an investigation into historical sex abuse allegations at Manchester music schools.

Professor Malcolm Layfield, 62, is accused of raping an 18-year-old student in 1982.

Mr Layfield, of Higher Poynton, Cheshire, is due to appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 14 August.

The offence is alleged to have taken place outside of term time.

The police investigation involved allegations relating to Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.