A MARRIED schoolmaster has insisted he did not grope young boys and was simply using the Alexander Technique to help them relax.

David Lowe, 61, said he learned the therapeutic method while studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and used it to help schoolboys sing.

The Cambridge-graduate is accused of abusing ten boys aged between seven and 13 at the prestigious Westminster Cathedral Choir School and Ampleforth College between 1978 and 1984.

Lowe, of Charlotte Street South, Bristol, denies 15 counts of indecent assault.

The trial continues.