SAS sniper appeals against conviction for possessing pistol

Lawyer for Sergeant Danny Nightingale says he was put under ‘undue pressure’ to plead guilty at military court An SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition has tried to persuade the court of appeal to overturn his convictions. Sergeant Danny Nightingale, of Crewe, Cheshire, was sentenced to 18 months’ military detention by a judge sitting in a military court in early November after admitting illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition. The court of appeal concluded in late November that the sentence was too harsh.

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SAS sniper appeals against conviction for possessing pistol