Marine A to receive police protection amid fears the British troop is a terror target

Formerly referred to as Marine A, 42-year-old Mr Blackman was filmed in 2011 shooting a severely wounded man in the chest at point blank range as he quoted a phrase from Shakespeare.

He said: “There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil, you c***. It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us,” as the man convulsed and died in front of him.

After a successful appeal against a murder conviction, Mr Blackham was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter yesterday, and will be eligible for release within weeks.

I thought you were supposed to kill the enemy.