A LACK of a Portuguese interpreter means a man accused of possessing extreme pornography was unable to make his plea.

Oxford Crown Court heard that there are only three Portuguese interpreters in the country meaning there wasn’t one free for Leonico Marjoni to be arraigned on Friday (March 8).

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The 37-year-old has been charged with three counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of a child and one count of possession of an extreme pornographic image/images involving animals.

Defence barrister Derek Barry explained that due to the language barrier, he was unable to attain whether the case will be heading for trial.

Marjoni, of Cricket Road, Oxford, is now due back in court on March 21 when an interpreter should be available to transcribe.