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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.

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Sniper's lawyers attempt to quash gun conviction

The Court of Appeal concluded in late November that Danny Nightingale's sentence was too harsh. Three appeal judges cut the term to 12 months, said it should be suspended, and ordered Sgt Nightingale's release.

Sally Nightingale, wife of soldier Danny Nightingale, seen petitioning for his release last November. Credit: PA

Lawyers representing Sergeant Nightingale, 38, are today scheduled to try to quash the conviction at another Court of Appeal hearing in London.

Danny Nightingale (centre), with his wife and father after having had his sentence for possessing a pistol suspended last Novemeber. Credit: PA

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