Sgt Danny Nightingale and Sally Nightingale
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SAS man Sgt Danny Nightingale's conviction overturned

An SAS sniper who was jailed for possessing a gun has had his conviction overturned at the Appeal Court.

Sgt Danny Nightingale, from Crewe, admitted possessing a 9mm Glock pistol and 338 rounds of ammunition at a court martial in November.

He was sentenced to 18 months military detention which was reduced to a 12-month suspended sentence on appeal.

Sgt Nightingale, who said he was given the gun as a present while serving in Iraq, will now face a retrial.

Sgt Nightingale and his wife Sally Nightingale spoke to reporters outside court.

  • 13 Mar 2013
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