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Connor Attridge, who was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace days before the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Connor Attridge walked through the Royal Mews vehicle gate on Sunday night when it opened to allow an authorized car through, Westminster Magistrates Court heard.
The 28-year-old, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, reportedly managed to break the three to five meter boundary of the palace after refusing to stop when challenged by a member of the house staff.
Attridge, who has a tattoo on his face that reads “truly blessed”, said: “I want to come in. I want to see the Queen”, before being led out the door and arrested, the court was told.
He appeared today in the dock accused of invading a protected site on May 29.
A man has been arrested for allegedly trespassing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace days before the Platinum Jubilee celebrations after telling household staff: “I want to see the Queen”, a court heard.
Attridge’s arrest comes amid heightened security around the palace in the run-up to an extended bank holiday to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
On June 2, Trooping the Colour, the Sovereign’s official birthday parade, will kick off four days of festivities, with the Queen expected to join working members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Prosecutor Leila Nahaboo-Osman said: “This is one of the most high-profile weeks in history as it marks the 70th anniversary.”
She said the area where the accused allegedly entered is “one of the most heavily guarded places in London”.
Defend by Daniel Mullin
Daniel Mullin, defending, said his client suffers from mental health issues, did not use “stealth” and “had no motive or desire to go beyond what he did” as he allegedly overstepped the boundary by only a few feet.
“This was reckless at worst and bordering on accidental offense at best,” he said.
District Judge Nina Tempia adjourned the case until June 28 for the Crown Prosecution Service to obtain the consent of Attorney General Suella Braverman, which is required in cases involving trespassing on a protected site.
She granted Attridge bail with conditions, including a curfew monitored by an electronic tag and exclusion from London except to attend court.
- Connor Attridge was arrested for ‘trespassing in grounds of Buckingham Palace’
- A court heard he allegedly told household staff: ‘I want to see the Queen’
- The arrest was made just days before the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
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