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Former SAS sniper has lost his battle against gun conviction

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

Sergeant Danny Nightingale has lost his latest battle against his conviction

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A former SAS sniper has lost his latest battle against his conviction for illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.

Three judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London rejected an application by Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 39, from Crewe, Cheshire.

Last July the special forces soldier was sentenced to two years’ military detention, suspended for 12 months, by a military court in Bulford, Wiltshire, after being convicted for the second time.

He was found guilty of having a 9mm Glock pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition in the bedroom of his shared Army house.

Dismissing his application for permission to appeal today, Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas ruled that there was nothing in the grounds he wished to argue which affected the safety of his conviction.

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  • StanStill  |  May 20 2014, 12:47PM

    Usual rubbish from Courts Martial. Kangaroo at the best of times. Hearsay evidence, rules not complied with, totally not very independent.