An SAS sniper, from Crewe, accused of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition may have to sell his family home to fund a two-week retrial.
A Cheshire SAS sniper released from jail after a court appeal says he will continue with a legal battle to clear his name in the new year.
The case of an SAS sniper from Cheshire jailed for illegally possessing a gun is to be debated by MPs next week.
The former SAS sniper from Cheshire who was jailed for illegally possessing a gun says he faces losing his home in the fight to clear his name.
Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, had his conviction quashed last November.
Now he says the legal costs of defending himself at his re-trial next month have spiralled out of control.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has intervened in the case of jailed SAS sergeant Danny Nightingale, writing to the Government's top legal officer to ask him to review whether his prosecution for illegal possession of a gun was properly handled.
Sgt Nightingale, a father of two from Crewe who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is serving an 18-month sentence at the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester, Essex, after admitting possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition.
Mr Hammond has asked Attorney General Dominic Grieve to consider if proper consideration was given to the question of whether a prosecution would be in the public interest before the case was brought to court martial, said the Ministry of Defence.
MPs will get an opportunity to raise concerns about his case with Solicitor General Oliver Heald this afternoon during a House of Commons debate.