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An accession proclamation ceremony at Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Jane Barlow via PA Images

Number of arrests made as events held across UK following death of Queen Elizabeth II

In Edinburgh, a woman who was arrested during the accession proclamation for the king has been charged.

LAST UPDATE | 12 Sep 2022

A NUMBER OF people have been arrested during events held across the UK in recent days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

A woman who was arrested yesterday during the accession proclamation for King Charles III in Edinburgh has been charged today. 

Police Scotland said the 22-year-old woman is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

The woman was arrested outside St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, yesterday in connection with “a breach of the peace”, a police spokesperson said.

“She was charged and was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.”

Separately, a man has been arrested after a protester was seen shouting at the royals accompanying the queen’s coffin on its way from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral this afternoon. 

Britain’s King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward marched behind the hearse as it made its way up the Royal Mile.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 22-year old man was arrested in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday, 12 September.”

In Oxford, 45-year-old man was arrested in connection with a disturbance that was caused during the county proclamation ceremony of the king, according to Thames Valley Police. 

“He has subsequently been de-arrested and is engaging with us voluntarily as we investigate a public order offence,” a police spokesperson said. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. 

Comments are closed as a person has been charged. 

With reporting by Press Association

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