A former soldier facing prosecution over a shooting during Northern Ireland's Troubles has gone to the UK's highest court in a bid to have his trial heard by a jury.
Dennis Hutchings (77), a former member of the Life Guards regiment, is charged in relation to the fatal shooting of a man with learning difficulties.
John Pat Cunningham was killed in disputed circumstances in Co Armagh in June 1974.
The 27-year-old was shot in the back as he ran away from an Army patrol.
His family contend that he ran across a field because he feared men in uniform.
More than 40 years on, a case was brought against Hutchings after Northern Ireland's attorney general asked prosecutors to review the case.
Hutchings, from Cawsand in Cornwall, is due to stand trial in Belfast charged with attempted murder and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. He denies the charges.
He has now gone to the Supreme Court in London to challenge a decision by prosecutors that his trial will be heard by a judge alone, rather than by a jury.
Supporters from campaign group Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans clapped and cheered as Hutchings arrived at the court yesterday morning.
Hutchings thanked his supporters and said: "Victory for veterans, that's what we want."
Speaking outside court, Hutchings said he was "a bit nervous, obviously, although I don't think we will get a decision today".
The Supreme Court reserved its decision until a date to be fixed.