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Jailed Royal Marine thanks supporters following his release

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A Royal Marine from Taunton who was jailed for killing a wounded Afghan fighter has thanked his supporters following his release from prison earlier this year.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman described the incident as "a moment of madness".

He issued a statement over Christmas to thank those who stood beside him during the past four years.

Blackman was released in Aprilfollowing an appeal.

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In a joint statement released with his wife, Blackman says the couple are "raising a glass" to their supporters.

“Without your support we might be spending another Christmas apart, so we cannot thank you enough.”