No5 Chambers’ Sarah Buckingham prosecutes sex abuse charge teacher

No5 Chambers’ Sarah Buckingham has prosecuted Marcus Marcussen, 91, of Rochford, Worcestershire, who is charged with 28 counts of indecent assault and two charges of indecency with a child against 14 boys between 1957 and 1978.

Marcussen has pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court. He is alleged to have carried out the offences while working as a PE teacher at Ilmington Road School in Weoley Castle.

The judge has granted Marcussen conditional bail to appear for trial in January.