A MAN has been arrested next to Buckingham Palace after allegedly climbing a wall to gain access to the grounds.
Cops rushed to the area in Central London in the early hours of Saturday morning, where the suspect was collared.
A man has been arrested in the Royal Mews next to Buckingham Palace[/caption]
The 25-year-old was searched and then detained by officers working at the palace and taken to a London police station.
He was arrested outside the stables in the mews on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and remains in police custody.
The Metropolitan Police emphasised that he did not enter the palace itself or its gardens at any time.
A spokesperson for the force said: “A man has been arrested in the Royal Mews area adjacent to Buckingham Palace.
“At 1.25am on Saturday September 16, officers at Buckingham Palace responded to a person climbing the wall and entering the Royal Mews.
“Following a search, a 25-year-old man was detained by officers outside the stables in the Royal Mews.
“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.”