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High Court strips Marine A of anonymity

A Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured man in Afghanistan has been named after a ruling at the High Court.

Marine A named as Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who lives in Taunton and works in Plymouth, was convicted at a court martial at Bulford in Wiltshire last month. He's due to be sentenced tomorrow.

He'd been identified only as Marine A but the judges today lifted the anonymity order.

Lord Burnett, a former Royal Marine, says his identity may now be at risk.

Our Defence Correspondent, John Andrews reports