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Wed 13 Mar 2013

Court to hear SAS sniper appeal against conviction of pistol possession

  • By Yafit Lazar
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • United Kingdom

Justice

Geographi-Colin Smith

The SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol is set to have his appeal against his conviction heard at the Royal Courts of Justice.Sergeant Danny Nightingale was handed an 18-month custodial sentence in November 2012 for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition. He was later released on appeal against his sentence, following widespread public outcry after a campaign by his wife Sally.

The 38-year-old, from Crewe, Cheshire, has vowed to clear his name and appeal against his conviction.

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