Court Martial in the case of Sergeant Nightingale [2012] MHLO 116

(1) The accused pleaded guilty of possessing (a) a Glock 9mm pistol and (b) the following live ammunition: 122 x 9mm, 40 x 7.62mm, 50 x 9mm (frangible), 50 x .338 (armour piercing), 2 x .308, 74 x 5.56mm. (2) In mitigation he relied, inter alia, on evidence from a neuropsychologist and a clinicial psychologist to the effect that a brain injury had caused memory problems and confabulation. (3) He was sentenced to 18 months for the Glock and 6 months concurrently for the ammunition.

Related judgments

R v Nightingale [2012] EWCA Crim 2734, [2012] MHLO 167

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Sean Rayment, 'SAS war hero jailed after "betrayal"' (Telegraph, 10/11/12)

Twitter. Statement from Sgt Nightingale's solicitor that 'Grounds of Appeal in Sgt Nightingale's case will be lodged on Wednesday next week' (i.e. 21/11/12)