Buckingham Palace

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

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A man has been arrested after climbing over Buckingham Palace's front gates in the middle of the night, police have said.

The 22-year-old was held on suspicion of trespass at around 02:00 yesterday by specialist royal officers, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

The Queen was in residence at the time, a palace spokeswoman confirmed.

The intruder was not carrying a weapon and the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the force said.