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Drunk man arrested for climbing security fence at Buckingham Palace

Police said the 22-year-old suspect had been drinking and was arrested after he was spotted on CCTV by officers

A drunk man was arrested after climbing the wall around Buckingham Palace

A drunk 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trespassing for climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace in central London in the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 9).

The suspect, from Croydon, was spotted by officers on CCTV and was arrested within a security perimeter at the official London home of the Royal Family.

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Police said the man did not gain access to the palace and was not armed.

They added that officers had not been forced to use a stun gun and the breach is not believed to be terrorism related.

Earlier this year, a 41-year-old convicted murderer was jailed for four months after he scaled an eight to 10ft wall on the palace grounds and wandered around for 10 minutes.

The trespasser, who was also unarmed, was spotted on May 18, having climbed the wall, and asked officers "Is Ma'am in?" when arrested.

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