SAS sniper to face retrial

Ex SAS sniper sergeant Danny Nightingale will face a retrial for illegally possessing a pistol. The Iraq veteran won an appeal against a conviction for illegally possessing a pistol last month but a military court has ruled he will face a retrial.

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Nightingale family 'need all the help we can get'

Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale will face a retrial over illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition on July 1.

A message on the Facebook campaign group 'Free Danny Nightingale' read: "Sorry to say a re-trial has been ordered. More to follow shortly, once we're out of court. Thank you to all who have continued to support us, and as a family we now need all the help we can get. Take care all."

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Former SAS sniper arrives at military court

Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale has arrived at military court where he is expected to find out today whether he will face a retrial for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.

Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale arrives with wife Sally. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Nightingale is expected to find out today whether he will face a retrial. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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Sally Nightingale: We would love this to be dropped

Sally Nightingale, the wife of SAS sniper Danny Nightingale told Daybreak she feels "nervous" about today's hearing, where her husband will learn whether his legal ordeal is at an end.

Sally Nightingale, wife of SAS sniper Danny Nightingale Credit: Daybreak

Last month Danny Nightingale won an appeal against a conviction for illegally possessing a pistol last month, but may still face a re-trial.

Sally told Daybreak the court process has cost the family around £150,000 so far, she said, "what we ultimately would love, for this to just be dropped, that would be the ultimate goal."

Former SAS sniper to learn whether he will face re-trial

An Iraq veteran whose conviction forillegally possessing a pistol and ammunition was overturned will learn today whether his legal ordeal is at an end.

Sally and Danny Nightingale leave the High Court in London after winning his appeal in March 2013 Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale won his appeal against the conviction last month but was ordered to stand re-trial.

Today he will seek to convince a military court that this would not be in the public interest.

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