Wednesday 17 January 2018

'Drunk' man (22) arrested after climbing over security fence at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Margaret Davis

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace.

The man, who had been drinking, was spotted on CCTV and detained at around 4.15am on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.

He was stopped "within a security perimeter" and did not manage to get into the palace.

The Queen is currently at Balmoral in Scotland.

Scotland Yard said the man was unarmed and is in custody at a police station in central London.

The breach is not believed to be related to terrorism.

In May Irish killer and stonemason Denis Hennessy scaled a perimeter wall at Buckingham Palace and spent around 10 minutes "admiring" the gardens after before being apprehended by armed police. He repeatedly asking "is Ma'am in?"

He was within 50 metres of the home where Elizabeth (90) husband Philip (94) and son Prince Andrew (56) were staying.

The 41-year-old was on licence at the time, having been jailed for life in 1993 for brutally beating homeless Kevin Cusack to death the previous year.

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