Sergeant Danny Nightengale thanks the "great British public" after winning appeal
We were all pulling for you over here Danny - S.L.
Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale walked free after his 18 month sentence was suspended following a successful appeal. Earlier this month after he admitted illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.
Judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London have cut the term to 12 months and said it should be suspended. They said he could be released immediately.
Outside the court, 37-year-old Sgt Nightingale thanked his wife and backers for their "trust and support". He also thanked the "great British public" and said he was "humbled" by the reaction to his plight.
His wife Sally, 38, said she was "very, very happy" and "delighted".
Mrs Nightingale, who earlier wept at the judges' verdict, said: "We fought for this for the last three weeks and we got justice today and I thank everybody in that court and the public."
I'm guessing we have not heard the last of Sergeant Danny Nightengale, and I would not be surprised in the least if I encounter him in my journeys across the Pond. Godspeed, Sergeant Nightengale . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS