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.

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Timeline of Sergeant Danny Nightingale's conviction

  • 2007: Returns to UK from tour of duty in Iraq.
  • October 2009: Suffers brain injury during an endurance marathon in Brazil.
  • September 2011: Civilian police discover the pistol and ammunition in Nightingale's rented home after a tip-off. He allegedly tells police that the gun was a "trophy" from Iraq, although he later contests this account.
  • November 2012: Pleads guilty to gun offences and is ordered to serve 18 month in military detention. The Court of Appeal later reduces and suspends his sentence.
  • March 2013: Original conviction overturned by Court of Appeal
  • July 2013: Convicted of the original offences by a fresh court martial

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