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Man arrested in Buckingham Palace

Tourists gather outside Buckingham Palace in central London on July 22, 2013 (AFP/File, Justin Tallis)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, trespass and criminal damage after scaling a fence to get into Buckingham Palace, police has said.

He was found “in an area currently open to the public during the day” at about 22:20 BST on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

A second man was arrested outside the Queen’s home on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

The Met said both men were bailed and a review into the incident was under way.

A spokesman said police inquiries were continuing.

“A review of the specific circumstances of this incident is being carried out,” he said.

“No members of the Royal Family were at Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident.”

The spokesman added that security would form part of the review.

BBC reports that Buckingham Palace has not issued any comment.

The palace is the best known of the Queen’s three official residences, serving as a family home and the administrative headquarters of the monarchy.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
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