Brighton born and bred, Matthew grew up with his mother and sister in a council house in Portslade. He says he was discriminated against because he didn’t have a dad, and he escaped into the pages of 2000 AD and pretended Judge Dredd was his dad instead. He left home and travelled to France aged 17; only to be called back months later because his sister had got pregnant aged 15 years old. He has since travelled the world and lived and worked in America, Hong Kong and Europe. He says he joined the Army as a Royal Military Policeman aged 26 and since leaving in 2001 has gone on to run a successful business, and currently work pro-bono helping victims of child-abuse and police corruption “get the justice and compensation they deserve”. He intends to stand in the coming Sussex Police Crime Commissioner elections in 2016.