Sergeant Danny Nightingale sentencing adjourned

The sentencing of former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale was adjourned today pending a Court of Appeal judgment on the sentencing powers of the court.

Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett said he would release Sergeant Nightingale on bail while a decision was made.

Sergeant Nightingale was previously sentenced to 18 months' military detention at an earlier trial. This was reduced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for a year, on appeal.

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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.