SAS sniper freed from prison

Danny Nightingale: In jail for possessing a pistol

An SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition had his sentence suspended today after winning an appeal.

Sergeant Danny Nightingale was sentenced to 18 months military detention earlier this month by a judge sitting in a military court.

He admitted illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition at a court martial.

Three judges heard legal argument at a hearing in the Court Martial Appeal Court in London.

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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