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Man arrested over Prince Charles car attack

Prince Charles and Camilla’s car came under attack as they drove by the student fees protest in December.

Charles and Camilla react as their car is attacked by protesters on 9 December 2010.
Charles and Camilla react as their car is attacked by protesters on 9 December 2010.
Image: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

POLICE IN THE UK HAVE arrested a man on suspicion of attacking the car carrying Prince Charles and Camilla during a student fees protest in December.

The royal couple were travelling to the London Palladium for the Royal Variety show when they become embroiled in the protest against tuition fee increases.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that a 34-year-old man was arrested this morning on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage.

They said he was detained “after attending a west London police station by prior appointment”.

The investigation into the attack continues and police have arrested 61 people in total over the course of their inquiries. No one was injured in the attack, but some damage was caused to the car as people shouted “off with their heads”:

[caption id="attachment_95122" align="alignnone" width="511" caption="This AP Photo shows some of the damage caused to the car, including a smashed window and paint splashes."][/caption]

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