Marines bailed after hearing into insurgent's death

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Five Royal Marines charged with murder following an incident in Afghanistan have been released from custody.

The marines had been held in military custody since their arrest earlier this month in connection with the killing of an insurgent.

Yesterday, after a behind-closed-doors hearing at Colchester Military Court Centre, Judge Jeff Blackett released them back to their units with restrictions placed on their movements.

Reporting restrictions preventing the men's identification were extended to a hearing at Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire on 5 November.

The case relates to the death of a man on or about 15 September last year during an engagement with Afghan insurgents. No civilians were involved.