Woman arrested 'for trying to climb Buckingham Palace gates'

7 October 2017, 20:12

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to climb the front gates of Buckingham Palace.

The woman, thought to be aged in her 30s, is being held on suspicion of trespass and is in custody at a central London police station.

The incident is not being treated as terror-related, according to officers.

Video posted on social media showed a woman being physically restrained on the gilded fence outside the palace by two officers in front of tourists.

She was then led away, shouting, to a waiting police car.

A statement by the Metropolitan Police said: "At 5.40pm on Saturday, officers in the area of Buckingham Palace observed a woman climbing the front gates of the palace.

"The woman, believed to be in in her 30s, was quickly detained by officers before she gained access to the palace grounds.

"She was arrested on suspicion of trespass under Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, trespass on a designated site and is currently in custody at a central London police station.

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