Wife makes bid to clear Marine A's name

The wife of a former Plymouth Royal Marine jailed for murdering a Taliban fighter is submitting a bid to the Criminal Cases Review Commission to have his case referred back to the Court of Appeal. Psychiatrists claim Alexander Blackman was suffering from a 'recognised mental illness' at the time that went undiagnosed.

View all 15 updates ›

Wife of Plymouth Marine 'overwhelmed' by public support

A new campaign has begun to free Sgt Alexander Blackman.

The wife of a Plymouth-based Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Taliban gunman, has today thanked supporters who've backed a new campaign to reopen his case.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman was jailed after shooting the Taliban fighter in Afghanistan - the man had already been wounded in battle. A top lawyer has now been secured to examine Sergeant Blackman's case, and pressure is mounting ahead of a parliamentary debate tomorrow. His wife Claire says they will not give up.

More on this story