14/02/2012 11:42 GMT | Updated 14/02/2012 11:47 GMT

Music Teacher Alan Williams Planned Suicide After Arrest Over Pupil Sex Assault Suspicion

A private school music teacher who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his pupils planned his suicide an inquest heard on Tuesday.

Alan Williams, 59, was found dead at his Stowmarket home last June, reportedly due to an overdose, according to the BBC.

Police found six "sealed and individually addressed envelopes" at the teacher's house and empty packets of pills were found inside the property.

His body was discovered eight days after police extended his bail.

At the time of his death, he was being investigated by detectives after complaints of sexual abuse were made by a number of former pupils. Williams was employed as a music teacher at Ashfold School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - an independent prep school which charges up to £5,100 per term, when he was arrested.

But it is understood the sexual abuse allegations stem from Williams's previous post at St George's School, Great Finborough, Suffolk, where he taught during the 1980s, which is now non-existent.

Post-mortem tests found he died from a multiple drug overdose combined with a pre-existing heart condition, the BBC reported.

Coroner Dr Peter Dean recorded a verdict that Williams took his own life.