20/05/2014

Former SAS Sniper Loses Fight Against Conviction

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

At the Court Martial Appeal Court in London, three judges rejected an application by Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 39.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas ruled that there was nothing in the grounds he wished to argue which affected the safety of his Nightingale's conviction. He said there was a "considerable amount" of evidence to support his conviction.

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

(CD)


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