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SAS sniper Nightingale trial

An SAS sniper accused of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition is to begin giving evidence at his court martial. Sgt Danny Nightingale's previous conviction for the same charges was quashed by Court of Appeal judges in March.

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  1. Neil Connery: ITV News Correspondent

Prosecution: No soldier 'is above the law'

Timothy Cray, prosecuting at the Danny Nightingale retrial, has said: "No soldier, no matter what his experience or the unit he is attached to is above the law."

The prosecution say the defence will claim that Sergeant Nightingale's earlier admissions to the offences are unreliable and that someone else could have put the gun in his wardrobe and ammunition under his bed.

Their claim of unreliability is put down to memory difficulties he says he suffered.

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