Ex-sniper Danny Nightingale convicted of gun offences

Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 38, has been convicted by a court martial board of possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and 338 rounds of ammunition, which were found in his bedroom in September 2011.

 Sergeant Danny Nightingale
Sergeant Danny Nightingale Credit: PA

Nightingale had originally pleaded guilty to the two charges in November last year and was sentenced to 18 months' military detention.

The father-of-two, from Crewe, Cheshire, appealed against that sentence. which was subsequently reduced.

The Court of Appeal later quashed Sgt Nightingale's original convictions and a fresh trial was ordered.

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Ex-SAS sniper found guilty

Former SAS sniper Sgt Danny Nightingale has been convicted by a court martial board of possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and 338 rounds of ammunition, which were found in his bedroom in September 2011.