SAS sniper 'very relieved' after winning appeal

Sergeant Nightingale talks to the assembled press outside the court.
Sergeant Nightingale talks to the assembled press outside the court. Credit: ITV News

Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who won an appeal today against convictions for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition, said outside court: "I'm very relieved that the conviction has been quashed. Very relieved. Fantastic. We now have a re-trial to face."

He said any decision on whether he returned to duty pending the re-trial would be for the Ministry of Defence.

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.