A review has found that Royal Marine Alexander Blackman - who is in jail for the murder of a Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan - let professional standards "slip to an unacceptable low level".
The redacted internal report, released by the Royal Navy, said Sgt Blackman showed 'poor leadership' and 'moral disengagement' when he shot a wounded insurgent in 2011.
He is serving an eight-year jail sentence after being convicted of murder by a court martial.
His wife, Claire, is leading a campaign to free her husband, which has gained the backing of MP Richard Drax and author Frederick Forsythe.
Sgt Blackman allowed professional standards to slip to an unacceptable low level at CP Omar.
His poor leadership was a significant contributory factor in the way the insurgent was treated by other members of the patrol.
Sgt Blackman's rank was a significant contributory factor in preventing others within the patrol from questioning his orders or challenging his actions.
Group conformity and the patrols positive past experiences of Sgt Blackman may also have contributed.
Moral disengagement on the part of Sgt Blackman and the members of his multiple was a significant contributory factor in the handling and shooting of the insurgent.
The difficulty experienced by Sgt Blackman in changing from a mind-set which required him to kill an enemy to one which accepted having to administer first aid to an enemy in order to try and save his life, was a contributory factor in his treatment of the insurgent.
You can read the report on the Government's website.
MPs will today get their chance to debate the case of jailed soldier Alexander Blackman, also known as Marine A.
Sgt Blackman, from Taunton, was convicted of the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Supporters, including MP Richard Drax, say the verdict should be reviewed in the light of new evidence about combat stress.
The search is continuing for a 23-year-old man who's gone missing on the Isles of Scilly.
Josh Clayton from Tresco was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning while out with friends. He was reported missing after failing to turn up to work. Coastguard and local volunteers have joined in the search.
No new news on missing Josh today. Our efforts resume at first light with dogs & search teams. http://t.co/G1u6mQBH5K
Public consultations are due to begin on the development of Taunton's waterfront.
Plans were unveiled last week for a new shopping and leisure complex on the old cattle market site at Firepool beside the river Tone. £105 million will be spent redeveloping the area, and developers predict it will create 1800 jobs.
The public consultation is a chance for people to have their say on the plans before the developer applies for planning permission.
There have been growing calls for a former teacher, who was jailed for secretly filming his pupils at a private school in Bristol, to face a longer sentence.
The Crown Prosecution Service asked the Attorney General to review the case of Jonathan Thomson-Glover, believing his sentence was unduly lenient. However it's been confirmed that the 53 year-old's case will not be re-opened.
The former teacher was jailed for 3 years 9 months after admitting making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a Bristol boarding school.
"While consideration was given to reviewing the sentence passed, the offences to which Jonathan Thomson-Glover pleaded guilty are not offences that can be referred to the AG as unduly lenient. Only certain offences can be referred and these are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and various orders made under that Act. Offences of taking, making and possessing indecent images are not included.”
Plans have been unveiled for a new shopping and leisure development on the waterfront in Taunton.
105 million pounds is being spent on redeveloping the old cattle market site at Firepool beside the River Tone.
Plans include a new hotel, cinema, shops, restaurants, offices and homes and the developer, St Modwen, says it could create more than 1,800 jobs.
A public consultation means people will be able to have their say on the plans before the developer applies for planning permission.
“Taunton needs to be competitive and provide high quality facilities to attract continued inward investment and satisfy the needs of its growing population and the mix of uses proposed achieves just that.”
A former teacher in Bristol has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
Abuse lawyer Oliver Jeffcott, of Slater and Gordon, who represents one of the victims, said: "My client's family have been in tears after hearing the news that he had pleaded guilty and will be jailed.
"Whilst they are relieved his guilty plea has spared them the trauma of having to give evidence in court, they do not feel that a prison sentence of three years and nine months is sufficient, given the appalling breach of trust."
He added: "These crimes have caused huge distress to pupils over the last 12 months at a time when they should have been free to focus on their exams.Instead, both they and their families have been left distraught by these dreadful offences."
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A former teacher has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school in Bristol.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
Thomson-Glover, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, was jailed for three years and nine months by Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court.
The charges relate to more than 120 victims filmed by hidden cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.
Ex Clifton College housemaster Jonathan Thomson Glover has been sent to jail for 3 yrs 9 mths for filming teenagers having sex at the school