Cheshire SAS sniper discharge recommended

Danny Nightingale Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale has been recommended for medical discharge, his lawyer said today.

The Medical Board of the British Army today recommended that the 38-year-old who is from Crewe, should be medically discharged as a result of serious brain damage caused following his collapse in the Amazon jungle in 2009, Simon McKay said.

In a statement issued through Mr McKay, Sgt Nightingale said he was "devastated" that his SAS service had come to an end, but he recognised the brain damage he suffered in 2009 meant he could no longer carry out his normal duties.