Man aangehou nadat hy die gronde van Houses of Parliament betree het

'n Man is deur gewapende polisie aangehou nadat hy sekuriteit oortree het om die gronde van die Huise van die Parlement binne te gaan.

Die man het vermoedelik oor die mure ingekom en is in New Palace Yard voorgekeer. It is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

A Metropolitan police spokesperson said: “A man was detained and arrested at Carriage Gates inside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

Witnesses said the man was spoken to by police for some time after being handcuffed. He was then transferred to a police van, which was driven out through the gates of the Palace of Westminster.

Eliot Keck, a parliamentary staffer, getwiet: “Just saw someone climb into parliament. Quickly tasered and guns immediately drawn. Impressive performance from the police.”

New Palace Yard was the site of a terrorist attack in 2018 by Khalid Masood, who fatally stabbed PC Keith Palmer after mowing down and killing four pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. The attack led to a significant review of how the area was policed.

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