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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Released SAS Sniper speaks of his relief

An SAS sniper who has been released from jail after winning an appeal has spoken of his happiness at being reunited with his family. Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 37, was freed after being sentenced for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition. Speaking on ITV's Daybreak he said:

"It was absolutely amazing, I prepared myself that it wouldn't be until 21st August next year that we'd all be together in freedom again it was great."

Judges heard that more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for Sgt Nightingale to be freed after his wife Sally launched a campaign.

"I want to use this opportunity to say thank-you really- first to Sally without her this would never have started, her courage, her dignity and her maintenance of integrity right the way through have been absolutely superb."

The Nightingale family reunited for Christmas Credit: ITV Daybreak

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