Gun trial sniper Danny Nightingale ‘not fit for SAS’

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Metro

SAS sniper Sgt Danny Nightingale has been recommended for a medical discharge from the Army the day after he was told he will face a retrial over the illegal possession of a gun.

The 38-year-old has been told he his no longer fit to serve as a result of a serious brain injury caused following his collapse in the Amazon jungle in 2009.

In a statement issued through his lawyer, Nightingale said he was ‘devastated’ that his SAS service had come to an end but recognised the brain damage meant he could no longer carry out his normal duties.

The news comes a day after a judge ruled that Nightingale will face a retrial in July over illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.

Nightingale, from Crewe, was convicted and sentenced to military detention last year before having his sentence reduced and conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.

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