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Man Arrested For Scaling Walls Of Buckingham Palace

Man Arrested For Scaling Walls Of Buckingham Palace

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said.

The 41-year-old, who hasn't been identified, was found in the grounds by officers after an alarm was activated. He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site.

Head of the Met's Royalty and Specialist Protection, Commander Adrian Usher said: "I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk."

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: "We never comment on security, which is a matter for police."

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who were at home in the palace on last night following a routine State Opening of Parliament, have been told about the incident.

The Queen is due to appear at a garden party at the palace today.

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This is not the first time someone has trespassed the palace.

In 1982, a man named Michael Fagan got into the Queen's bedroom and spent 10 minutes chatting to her before she managed to raise the alarm when he asked for a cigarette.

In September 2013, a 41-year-old man managed to get into the building itself and was found in a room open to the public during that day.

The last incident before Wednesday night's was in November last year when fathers' rights campaigners used a ladder to climb on the roof of the Queen's Gallery, spending up to eight hours on the building.

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