|Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
Sergeant Danny Nightingale will be on trial - for the second time - at the Court Martial sitting at Bulford Military Court Centre, 1st July 2013 at 10:00 am, before HHJ Blackett, Judge Advocate General - for the background to this case see Law and Lawyers 21st November 2012.
In November 2012, the Court Martial Appeal Court altered Sgt. Nightingale's sentence to 12 months detention to be suspended for 12 months - judgment of the Court Martial Appeals Court - Lord Judge CJ; Fulford and Bean JJ - 29th November 2012. Sgt Nightingale was told he would be freed immediately and was also granted leave to appeal against his conviction on the grounds that his guilty plea had been made on the basis of unsound advice.
In March 2013, Sgt. Nightingale's sentence was quashed - (judgment - Lord Judge CJ; MacKay and Sweeney JJ)- and a retrial ordered. The