The wife of a Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent has spoken of her hope that he will come home this week.Read the full story ›
West Country based former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman could be released on Bail on Friday after serving 3 years in a Wiltshire prison.Read the full story ›
The forming commander officer of Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has welcomed the decision to grant a fresh appeal in the case.Read the full story ›
The murder conviction and sentence of former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has been referred to the Court Martial Appeal CourtRead the full story ›
A rally has taken place outside Parliament in support of a Royal Marine from Taunton jailed for murdering a Taliban insurgent.Read the full story ›
Frederick Forsyth says the whole legal procedure surrounding Marine A was "absolutely flawed" and therefore the verdict was "unsafe".
The famous author has thrown his support behind a campaign to get Alexander Blackman's case referred back to the court of appeal. He has helped the family pay for fresh legal advice:
Hundreds of people including many veterans have attended a rally in support of jailed former Royal Marine Alexander BlackmanRead the full story ›
The wife of a former Royal Marine from Taunton jailed for life for murdering a Taliban fighter is making a fresh bid to clear his nameRead the full story ›
The wife of a former Royal Marine from Somerset jailed for killing a wounded Afghan fighter is beginning a fresh legal bid to clear his name.
Alexander Blackman is serving life for murder but hundreds of supporters are expected to join his wife Claire who is from Taunton when she applies to have the case referred back to the Court of Appeal.
She says the charge should have been manslaughter because of combat stress.
A former Royal Marine from Taunton found guilty of murdering a Taliban fighter was suffering from a 'recognised mental illness' at the time that went undiagnosed - according to psychiatrists.
A report found Alexander Blackman was struggling with combat stress and had an 'adjustment disorder'. There is an appeal to reduce his charge to manslaughter. The Ministry of Defence say it has followed the legal process throughout the case.