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Man arrested after climbing over fence at Buckingham Palace 'had been drinking'

Police said the 22-year-old did not gain access to the palace.

Armed police forces guard the entrance of Buckingham Palace in London today.
Armed police forces guard the entrance of Buckingham Palace in London today.
Image: Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images

A MAN HAS been arrested after a security breach at Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man from Croydon on suspicion of trespassing after he climbed over a security fence at the palace at about 4.15am today.

He was seen by officers who were monitoring CCTV and arrested within a security perimeter.

Police said the man “had been drinking”. They said he was not armed and did not gain access to the palace, adding that officers did not deploy a Taser.

The man is currently in custody at a central London police station. Police said the breach is not believed to be terrorism-related.

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