BRANDT has a shocking criminal past that includes accumulating a kidnap kit made up of stun gun, poisons and rope, it can be revealed.

The Park South man also served an extended sentence after he was convicted of breaching restraining orders.

Then known by his birth name Matthew Bastin, Brandt was convicted in 2011 of possession of a stun gun disguised as a phone and harassing his ex. He had attached a GPS tracker to her car.

When Brandt’s home was searched, police discovered duct tape, a claw hammer, rope knotted into a noose. A colleague said Brandt claimed he would kill his ex if he saw her with another man. Brandt was given a suspended jail sentence.

That sentence was activated when he breached his restraining order by heading to Heathrow, where she worked, and driving there in a hire car to avoid detection. Police raided Brandt’s house again. Disturbingly, they found poison potassium cyanide, a claw hammer, gaffer tape, two different airline uniforms and books about murder and kidnap. He was given a community order for possession of two stun guns.

In 2013, he was jailed at Guildford Crown Court for breaching restraining orders and harassment and given an extended licence period after a judge ruled him dangerous.

Among other threats, Brandt had told a former workmate he planned to track him down and murder him. “It’s not a matter of it, it’s a matter of when. I will find you and when I do I will kill you,” he said.