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Ex-football coach accused of sex attacks on three boys

John Marshall is facing eight charges of indecent assault.

A former football coach has appeared in court charged with assaulting boys in the 1980s.

John Marshall, 69, from Longbenton, North Tyneside, is facing eight charges of indecent assault against three victims. The offences were allegedly carried out between 1980 and 1985.

North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that his team had been based at Wallsend Boys Club.

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Marshall's offences were allegedly carried out between 1980 and 1985 (Tom White/PA)

Clare Irving, prosecuting, said: “He was a coach for a team which was linked to the Northumberland Association of Boys’ Clubs which was based at Wallsend Boys Club.

“It involves abuse of three people who were boys at the time.”

Marshall denied all the charges and was granted unconditional bail before his next appearance at Newcastle Crown Court on July 12.

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