Celebrations Will Echo Across The Land When Marine A Is Released: Nick Ferrari

16 March 2017, 08:50 | Updated: 16 March 2017, 10:34

Nick Ferrari hailed the decision to downgrade the murder conviction of Marine A to manslaughter.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman was jailed for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2011.

But yesterday, a judge downgraded his conviction, saying his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder should have been taken into account in the original trial. He may now be released within weeks.

And speaking on his LBC show, Nick said the celebrations would be heard across the UK when he walks free.

He said: "If we cannot look after the men and women who defend this country, well frankly what the bloody hell is this country about?

"The reason that we sleep safe in our beds is because people like this bloke and our police forces as well. When things go wrong and they will go wrong and if you're a soldier or if you're a police officer things can go tragically and fatally wrong. Where is the support then?

"I can't wait for the day when that bloke walks out, the cheers like around the land I would have thought."

More Nick Ferrari

See more More Nick Ferrari

The Care Minister was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

'Where is Maggie Throup?!': Nick Ferrari asks why the Vaccines Minister is AWOL

'How extraordinary': Nick Ferrari reacts to Universal Credit photo-pose rules

'Dear god': Nick Ferrari reacts to Universal Credit photo-pose rules

The Business Secretary was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Kwasi Kwarteng says UK can be 'world leaders or laggards' in net zero quest

Kwasi Kwarteng has "categorically" ruled out bringing back lockdown restrictions

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng: Another Covid lockdown is 'not going to happen'

The lawyer was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Dennis Hutchings death: Northern Ireland veteran's lawyer hits out at trial

The International Trade Secretary was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Cabinet member reveals online troll 'threatened to burn down my house with my kids inside'

Dominic Raab said it was "wrong" to use anonymous social media accounts to abuse MPs

Dominic Raab: It's wrong that people can post abuse anonymously online

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Raab: Giving Southend city status would be 'fitting tribute' to slain MP Sir David Amess

Christmas saved but pig farmers at their “wit’s end” over butcher shortage

Christmas saved but pig farmers at their 'wit’s end' over butcher shortage

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Transport Secretary savages 'pathetic and dangerous' road blocking eco mob

The Shadow International Trade Secretary was speaking to Nick Ferrari

Emily Thornberry calls for 'a bit of grown-up politics' in Brexit negotiations

Nick Ferrari gave his take on the issue

'Why the hell are we calling off the fireworks? Why is the Mayor such a killjoy?'

The Tory Party Chair was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

'We are very sorry': Tory Party Chair apologises after damning Covid report

The caller was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

'Why isn't there a student loan scheme to train HGV drivers?' caller asks

Nick Ferrari quizzed the Cabinet Office minister

Nick Ferrari savages minister who has not read damning Covid report

The Security Minister was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Minister denies Business Secretary lied about extra support for firms amid energy crisis