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Marine A to have appeal hearing early next year

Marine A will have his appeal hearing early next year

There was disappointment for Marine A's wife and legal team today as the judge denied his bail application. Alexander Blackman from Taunton is currently serving a life sentence for shooting a wounded Afghan fighter 5 years ago.

Speaking a little earlier our political correspondent David Wood us that for a judge to release a convicted murdered on bail there has to be exceptional circumstances and the judge in this case clearly didn't think there were any.

Claire Blackman and their legal team now has their focus set on his appeal which will happen towards the end of January/early February.

Marine A bail bid announcement expected today

'Marine A' - Alexander Blackman. Credit: Family

A Royal Marine who was jailed for the murder of an Afghan insurgent is expected to receive a decision on whether he will be released on bail today.

The Royal Court of Justice court was due to hear an application for Blackman to be released while he awaits an appeal hearing against his conviction on Friday but the decision was postponed.

Alexander Blackman from Taunton - also known as Marine A - was jailed for shooting a wounded Afghan insurgent five years ago.

Marine A bail hearing postponed

A Royal Marine who was jailed for the murder of an Afghan fighter has had his bail hearing postponed.

Alexander Blackman was due to hear today whether he will be released ahead of an appeal against his conviction.

But judges chose to postpone their decision until Wednesday saying they needed more time to look at evidence around Blackman's mental health.

Blackman's wife Claire left court to applause and cheers of "stay strong".

Alexander Blackman's wife Claire leaves court arm in arm with security Credit: ITV News

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