A Brentford man has been charged with theft after comedian Eddie Izzard's pink beret was snatched during an anti-Brexit demonstration.
The comedian was among thousands of people taking part in the March for Europe rally in London on Saturday (September 3), in opposition to Britain's vote in the referendum to leave the European Union .
He was marching with others along Whitehall when his distinctive headgear was snatched.
He set off in pursuit, despite wearing heels, and retrieved his beret as a man was detained by police officers.
A Met Police spokesperson said David Czerwonko, of Clitherow Road, Brentford, had been charged with theft after a hat was stolen during the march.
The 26-year-old was bailed until September 19, when he is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Mr Izzard was a prominent campaigner for Britain to remain in the European Union and had sported the beret, featuring union flag and EU badges, at a number of previous events.
He addressed crowds gathered in Parliament Square during the rally on Saturday.