Man held over Buckingham Palace breach


Blackleaf
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A man has been arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said.

The 41-year-old was found in the palace grounds by officers seven minutes after an alarm was activated on Wednesday evening, according to the Met Police.

Buckingham Palace breach: Man arrested in grounds


BBC News
19 May 2016



A man has been arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said.

The 41-year-old was found in the palace grounds by officers seven minutes after an alarm was activated on Wednesday evening, according to the Met Police.

The suspect, who was not armed, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and is in custody.

It is understood that the Queen was at the palace at the time of the security breach.

'No risk'

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

Police officers at the Queen's central London residence were alerted at 20:37 BST, the Met said.

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


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Frankiedoodle
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Whenever the Queen is at Buckingham Palace, or anywhere in fact, and there is a security breach, it is serious.
 
spaminator
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Buckingham Palace trespasser is convicted murderer
Jill Lawless, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:31 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:49 AM EDT
LONDON -- A man convicted of murder for beating a homeless man to death climbed over a wall and wandered around the grounds of Buckingham Palace while Queen Elizabeth II was at home, British prosecutors said Friday.
Dennis Hennessy, 41, pleaded guilty to trespass during an appearance Friday at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London.
He was arrested in the palace grounds on Wednesday evening. Police said he was not armed and claimed security measures had "worked effectively."
Prosecutor Tom Nicholson told the court that Hennessy walked around the gardens for about 10 minutes toward the palace before being arrested. As he was detained just before 9 p.m., he asked " Is Ma'am in?" -- a courtesy term used for the queen.
In a police interview, he said had "walked through the gardens admiring the view."
Nicholson said the intrusion triggered a police sweep with dogs and a helicopter and caused the royal family "significant inconvenience."
The prosecutor said Hennessy had killed a homeless man in 1992, when he was 17, by hitting him with an iron bar, "fracturing his skull into small pieces," and then jumping on his head. He was convicted of murder in 1993 and released from prison on parole in 2002.
Defence lawyer Sikander Choudry said Hennessy, an unemployed stonemason, had been drinking before the palace break-in. He said Hennessy decided to scale the palace wall but "did not have any malicious intent towards the royal family."
But Judge Howard Riddle said "we simply don't know why he was there, and that makes it a matter of considerable concern."
Riddle sentenced Hennessy to four months in prison for trespassing and two months, to run concurrently, for damaging an alarm system.
Several intruders have breached security at the queen's London residence over the years -- including a naked paraglider who landed on the roof in 1994.
In 2013, two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary -- one in the grounds and one inside an area of the palace that's open to the public during the day.
In 1982, an unemployed man named Michael Fagan managed to climb up a drainpipe and sneak into the queen's private chambers while she was still in bed. Elizabeth spent 10 minutes chatting with him before calling for help when he asked for a cigarette.
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Blackleaf
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Meanwhile, a guy was shot outside the White House after being seen brandishing a gun.

Thankfully, guns are rare in Britain and hardly anyone sees one apart from on TV so that Buckingham Palace intruder had no gun.