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Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who was found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan fighter last year, has lost his challenge against his conviction at the Court of Appeal in London.
Although the Court Martial Appeal Court rejected a conviction challenge by Sergeant Alexander Blackman, three leading judges cut his minimum term from ten to eight years - the least time he must now serve before becoming eligible to apply for parole.
Royal Marines are back at work near the Somerset village of Moorland today stacking sandbags into flood defences.
Around 40 Royal Marines were deployed to the flooded Somerset village of Moorland to help with the relief effort overnight.
They worked alongside emergency service workers on a range of tasks including sandbagging and moving householders’ property to higher levels.
The Marines were sent from 40 Commando Royal Marines based at Norton Manor Camp in Taunton.
Just 18 Marines have been sent to help with the flood defences on the Somerset Levels. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the marines from 40 Commando near Taunton are hoping to lay 1,000 pre-filled sandbags along a 1-2km stretch of retaining wall.
The decision to name two Royal Marines who were cleared of murdering an injured insurgent in Afghanistan was made following a ruling earlier this month by judges at the High Court.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas announced on December 5 that an anonymity order in the case of convicted murderer Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman, who was known as Marine A, and also in relation to two acquitted servicemen should be lifted.
Although judges said the identities of Marine B, Corporal Christopher Glyn Watson, and Marine C, Marine Jack Alexander Hammond, should be released, a move by their lawyers delayed the process.
However, a deadline to take the issue of their identities to the UK's highest court, the Supreme Court, passed and the Marines' names were released today/
The question of naming the two other Royal Marines, referred to as Marines D and E, against whom charges were discontinued, will be the subject of a further hearing.