A MAN was arrested next to Buckingham Palace after he allegedly climbed a wall to gain access to the grounds.
In the early hours of Saturday, police officers rushed to the area in central London where the suspect was handcuffed.
The 25-year-old was searched by palace officials, arrested and taken to a London police station.
He was arrested on suspicion of entering a restricted area outside the stables and remains in police custody.
The Metropolitan Police stressed that at no time did he enter the palace itself or its gardens.
A police spokesman said: “A man was arrested in the Royal Mews area next 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 arrested by officers outside the stables at Royal Mews.
“At no time did the man enter Buckingham Palace or the palace gardens.
“The man was arrested under the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act for trespassing on a restricted area.
“He was taken into custody at a London police station where he remains.”