Published: Thu, July 11, 2019

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

A year ago a homeless man who trespassed in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and damaged items before sleeping on them was jailed for 28 days.

In May 2016, a man with a conviction for murder climbed over the wall and walked for about 10 minutes around the grounds of the palace before being arrested. The Queen's aide Paul Whybrew was able to guide him into police custody.

An intruder was on the loose at Buckingham Palace at 2am this morning while the Queen slept just metres away.

A spokesman for London Police said: "Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of trespass, contrary to section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005".

A man has been arrested after climbing over Buckingham Palace's front gates in the middle of the night, police have said.

Police say the intruder wasn't carrying a weapon and that the incident is not seen as related to any extremist threat.

It was nearly 37 years to the day from when Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace and made it into The Queen's bedroom in 1982.


The latest security breach, one of several, comes almost 37 years to the day when unemployed labourer Fagan broke into Her Majesty's bedroom on July 9, 1982.

Buckingham Palace confirmed there was an intruder and that the Queen was notified of the incident.

Two days later the Metropolitan Police apologised to the Duke of York after officers challenged him in the gardens of Buckingham Palace at around 6pm.

"How is it possible all these years later that someone can climb the fence and get right inside the grounds without being stopped immediately?" the source told The Sun.

It wasn't until four minutes later that he was apprehended by police, reports The Sun.

This isn't the first time a member of the public has got too close to the Queen for comfort.

The Queen pushed the panic button next to her bed but received no response, and was forced to call the palace switchboard but the operator thought it was a practical joke.

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