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Michael Sandford’s Mother Pleads For US To Return Son Accused Of Trying To Kill Donald Trump

Michael Sandford, who has Asperger Syndrome, is on suicide watch.

The mother of a Briton accused of trying to kill Donald Trump has pleaded for him to be returned to the UK after her son, who has Asperger Syndrome, was placed on suicide watch in prison.

Lynne Sandford said her son, Michael, who allegedly tried to grab a policeman’s gun at a rally in Las Vegas on June 18, is unable to speak to his family due to technical problems.

She said she would not abandon her son and a crowdfunding campaign was being launched to seek support for legal costs in the US.

Her son, 20, allegedly told officials after he tried to snatch an officer’s weapon that his plan was “to shoot and kill Donald Trump”.

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, photo, police remove Michael Sandford as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Sandford, a British man accused of trying to take a police officer's gun and kill presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a weekend rally in Las Vegas, is due in a U.S. federal court Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)


He is due to face trial in Las Vegas next month after pleading not guilty to charges of disrupting government business and official functions and being an illegal alien in possession of a gun.

His mother, 41, from Dorking, Surrey, said she had spoken to her son once since he was detained.

She told the Press Association: “We were both quite choked. He’s only just 20. He’s the younger side of that. To be so far away from home for so long and to have not even heard our voices.

“At the moment, it’s only been me who’s been able to speak to him. His nan would have loved to, his sister


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