UK man arrested at Windsor Castle detained under Mental Health Act

by Reuters
Sunday, 26 December 2021 17:21 GMT

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Britain's Queen Elizabeth is spending Christmas, is being held under the Mental Health Act, London's police said on Sunday.

The 19-year-old from Southampton in southern England did not enter any buildings, and security processes were triggered within moments, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"The man was taken into custody and has undergone a mental health assessment - he has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and remains in the care of medical professionals," the police said. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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