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SAS sniper wins appeal

Danny Nightingale, the SAS sniper from Cheshire jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition, has won his appeal against his conviction

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Appeal to free SAS sergeant from Crewe

There are hopes of a breakthrough in the case of the SAS sergeant from Cheshire who's in a military jail for illegally possessing a gun he'd forgotten he had.

It's been confirmed that an appeal by Sergant Danny Nightingale from Crewe is being lodged tomorrow.

Today though - the Attorney General, the Government's chief legal adviser, said it would be "inappropriate" to review the decision to prosecute.

That's despite the Defence Secretary asking him if it was in the public interest for the case to have been brought at all.

This report from our correspondent Rob Smith contains flash photography from the start:

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