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Marine jailed for Taliban shooting had 'mental illness'

Alexander Blackman is serving eight years for murdering a Taliban insurgent.

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.

Exclusive: We speak to Claire Blackman after the parliamentary debate

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine spoke exclusively to the wife of jailed Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, Claire, following the debate in parliament, which she said left her feeling "very positive".

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