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Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED a man at the gates outside the Palace of Westminster this morning, the Met Police confirmed.

A man was detained and arrested by Carriage Gates on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site at around 11.55am today.

A taser was deployed, police said, and enquiries into the circumstances continue.

MP Penny Mordaunt tweeted out:

“Always in awe at the professionalism, courage and dedication of the police who guard the Palace of Westminster. Thank you all.”

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