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
- From the section UK