SAS sniper’s ‘handgun and 300 bullets’
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.