The wife of an SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a gun has written to the Prime Minister asking to meet to discuss the “injustice” of her husband’s sentence.
Sally Nightingale has requested David Cameron’s help after Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in military detention by a court martial.
He pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition, and the case has sparked controversy, with supporters claiming the father-of-two, who has served for 17 years, including 11 with the SAS, has been betrayed.
“I would like to speak to you face-to-face and explain in person why this sentence is such an injustice,” Mrs Nightingale wrote.
“Prime Minister, you can help my husband and his family. Your intervention can end his detention.”