Man arrested after breaking into Royal Mews close to Buckingham Palace

A man has been arrested in the Royal Mews next to Buckingham Palace.

Police were alerted to a person climbing a wall and entering the prohibited area at 1.25am on Saturday.

Following a search, a 25-year-old man was detained by officers outside the stables in the Royal Mews, which backs on to the palace garden.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: “At no point did the man enter Buckingham Palace or the palace gardens.

“The man has been arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act for trespassing on a protected site.

“He has been taken into custody at a London police station where he remains.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed no members of the Royal Family were in residence at the time.

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