A 21-year-old who climbed over a gate at Buckingham Palace has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Daniel Sheehan admitted to two counts of trespass at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (January 12).
He was arrested by police at 1.45pm on October 7 last year after officers were alerted to a man in the grounds close to the south gate.
Sheehan, of no fixed abode, was approached by officers and arrested for trespassing on a designated site, before being charged the following day.
Following his appearance in court, he was detained under a section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Queen was not in the palace at the time of the intrusion, the Met Police said at the time.
In May last year, police arrested another man for climbing over a wall at Buckingham Palace.
It later emerged the man, Dennis Hennessy from Wembley, was a convicted murderer .
Hennessey pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to one count of trespass on a protected site and one count of criminal damage, and was jailed for four months.
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