Police has confirmed to have arrested a 41-year-old trespasser in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after he climbed over a perimeter wall. According to the police, an alarm was triggered within the grounds at 8.37pm on Wednesday evening but The Queen and Prince Philip were in residence at the Palace at the time and were informed of the incident on Thursday morning.
A spokesperson from Scotland Yard revealed that the trespasser was arrested within seven minutes of the perimeter breach and the suspect was not armed. Whereas, Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that the officers who detailed the man did not deploy their Tasers. Meanwhile, head of the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection, Commander Adrian Usher, stated that “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk.”
The former head of the Met’s royal protection branch, Dai Davies, stressed that he felt the incident showed the security systems were working well. He explained that “it would appear from what we know that things have worked well in this case and the police have responded quickly and effectively. The Buckingham Palace gardens are large at around 37 acres, so to locate and apprehend the intruder within seven minutes is very good.” It was added that “I am jolly pleased that in this case the security system as been found to be very effective. The police get stick when they get it wrong but in this instance they should be praised for acting quickly and effectively.”
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