A BRITISH man who attempted to shoot Donald Trump at a rally has returned to the UK just five months after he was jailed in the US.
Michael Sandford was met by his family at Heathrow yesterday despite being jailed for a year in December.
It is not known if he will serve the rest of his sentence in the UK.
The 20-year-old, who has autism, was locked up after trying to grab a policeman’s gun at a Las Vegas casino where the then US presidential nominee was addressing supporters last June.
He was diagnosed as having had a psychotic episode at the time and was later jailed after admitting possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.
Speaking after the sentencing, his mum Lynne, of Dorking, Surrey, said she was ‘delighted’ the judge had been ‘reasonable and compassionate’ and ‘took into account the extent of Michael’s problems’.
Asked how her son would cope with life in a US prison, she told Good Morning Britain: ‘Obviously it is going to be a struggle but he knows he has got his family to come back to and it makes all the difference in the world to him.’
President one step closer to Obamacare axe
DONALD TRUMP has celebrated a victory after his party’s plan to repeal and replace ‘Obamacare’ health laws cleared a major hurdle.
The House of Representatives narrowly approved a new healthcare bill by 217 votes to 213 last night following a previous failed attempt earlier this year.
However the American Health Care Act must now clear a second vote in the Senate later this summer before becoming law, and some pundits believe the Republican Party may struggle to achieve this.