An SAS sniper has won an appeal against convictions for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.
Danny Nightingale, 38, of Crewe, Cheshire, was sentenced to 18 months' military detention by a judge sitting in a military court in November 2012 after admitting illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.
The Court of Appeal quashed the convictions and ordered a retrial after a hearing in London.
Lawyers had argued that Sergeant Nightingale had been placed under "improper pressure" to plead guilty at a military court trial and that his conviction was "unsafe".
The Court of Appeal had concluded at a hearing in late November that the sentence was too harsh.