Son of Havant man is jailed for trying to kill Donald Trump

A British man has been jailed for 12 months for trying to grab a policeman's gun at a Donald Trump rally in an alleged bid to kill the now US president-elect.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 6:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:17 pm
Michael Sandford
Michael Sandford

Michael Sandford, 20, attempted to snatch the weapon at a Las Vegas casino where Mr Trump was addressing supporters in the run-up to the US election in June.

His father Paul Davey lives in Havant, and after the incident told The News that he ‘had no idea’ why his son had done it, saying he was quiet and had no interest in politics.

He allegedly told officers after his arrest that his plan was to shoot the tycoon.

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Sandford, who has autism, was sentenced at a federal court in Las Vegas after pleading guilty in September to charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.

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