Bid to bring ‘Kill Trump’ Brit home

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LAWYERS for a 20-year-old Bri­tish man ac­cused of at­tempt­ing to shoot Don­ald Trump at a Las Ve­gas casino plan to sub­mit ev­i­dence of his med­i­cal health to U.S. au­thor­i­ties in an ap­peal for clemency.

Michael Sand­ford is due to stand trial later this month over an in­ci­dent at a rally on June 18 in which he al­legedly tried to grab a po­lice­man’s gun to at­tack the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date.

But his mother, Lynne Sand­ford, said her son suf­fers from men­tal health is­sues in­clud­ing autism, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion and couldn’t fore­see the con­se­quences of his ac­tions.

She said: “He is men­tally ill and is not bad or dan­ger­ous.”

Saimo Cha­hal QC, who is rep­re­sent­ing the fam­ily, said they hope the trial date can be ad­journed to give them time to gather med­i­cal ev­i­dence.

She said: “Our main aim would be to try and se­cure Michael’s repa­tri­a­tion to the UK so he can be as­sisted in a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity.” A ‘RIOT’ in Eng­land and Wales must legally in­volve a min­i­mum of 12 peo­ple.

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