SAS sniper’s ‘hand­gun and 300 bul­lets’

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A HAND­GUN and more than 300 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered when po­lice raided the quar­ters of an SAS sniper, a court heard to­day.

Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 38, a spe­cial forces vet­eran who has served more than 18 years in the mil­i­tary, is ac­cused of pos­sess­ing a Glock 9mm pis­tol and 338 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion.

A court mar­tial at Bul­ford, Wilt­shire, was told that the hand­gun and am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered when civil­ian po­lice searched the fa­ther-of-two’s ac­com­mo­da­tion, which he shared with an­other sol­dier.

The prose­cu­tor told the court: “He was in breach of stand­ing or­ders and con­trary to the law of this coun­try.

Sgt Nightingale, of Crewe, Cheshire, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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