SAS sergeant with brain injury has conviction quashed

The SAS sniper jailed for possessing a weapon has had his conviction overturned at the Court of Appeal. Sgt Danny Nightingale was originally sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing a 9mm Glock pistol and 338 rounds of ammunition, a sentence that was reduced to a 12-month suspended sentence on appeal. Now his conviction has been quashed, but Sgt Nightingale will be subject to a retrial. The former sniper had said he was given the gun as a present while serving in Iraq, but that his memory difficulties – the result of an acquired brain injury – meant he had difficulty recalling the precise circumstances. Read the full story here.
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