Sheffield youth worker jailed for weapons haul

Matthew Bandoo.

Matthew Bandoo.

A graduate with a degree in youth work who helped at an anti-gun project for young people was caught with a cache of terrifying banned weapons hoarded in his Sheffield home.

Matthew Bandoo, aged 29, had three stunguns made to look like torches, 50 CS gas canisters disguised as lipsticks, and 51 tasers, all of which he planned to sell.

His own defence barrister told Sheffield Crown Court: “This is a young man who has spent years studying, who attended youth and community projects assisting young people making sure they don’t go down the wrong path.”


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