SAS sniper Danny Nightingale wins appeal

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale.
SAS sniper Danny Nightingale. Credit: Press Assocation

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has won an appeal against a conviction for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.

The 38-year-old was sentenced to 18 months' military detention by a judge sitting in a military court in November 2012 after admitting illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.

The Court of Appeal today quashed the convictions and ordered a retrial after a hearing in London.

Read: The SAS Sniper's Court of Appeal battle to overturn his conviction.

Read: Sgt Danny Nightingale thanks the "great British public" after he won his appeal to be released from jail last November.

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SAS sniper wins appeal

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