Sunday 30 April 2017

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gate

A man has been arrested after climbing over a gate at the palace, Scotland Yard has said. Photo: PA
A man has been arrested after climbing over a gate at the palace, Scotland Yard has said. Photo: PA

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after climbing over a gate at Buckingham Palace.

Police were alerted to a man scaling the south gate of the royal residence at 1.45pm on Friday.

Officers met the man as he dropped to the ground and arrested him for trespassing on a designated site, Scotland Yard said.

The man was not carrying an offensive weapon and has been taken into custody.

He will undergo a mental health assessment and inquires are continuing, police added.

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