Police have charged a person with a public order offence after he allegedly grabbed the Queen’s coffin because it lay in state at Westminster Corridor.
Muhammad Khan, 28, of Barleycorn Approach, Tower Hamlets, was arrested in Westminster Corridor on Friday.
Safety tackled the person to the bottom as he tried to tear away the flag protecting the coffin, with the incident unfolding in entrance of shocked mourners who had waited hours for an opportunity to see the queen.
He was charged on Saturday underneath Part 4A of the Public Order Act for “behaviour aspiring to trigger alarm, harassment or misery”
Reside streams from Westminster Corridor, that are on a 30-second delay, had been minimize for about 15 minutes round 10pm native time as safety guards pinned the person to the bottom.
Witness, Tracey Holland, advised Sky Information: “Some individual determined they had been going to push my (seven-year-old niece) out the best way, run as much as the coffin, raise up the usual and attempt to do I don’t know what.
“She was grabbed out the best way and the police had him inside two seconds.
“Horrible, completely horrible, so disrespectful and unbelievable — and this poor little seven-year-old little one, that is her lasting reminiscence of the Queen.”
It’s understood the person ran on the catafalque — the raised platform holding the coffin — and tried to raise the royal commonplace and put his palms on the royal casket.
The incident occurred simply hours after King Charles and his siblings stood vigil alongside the casket.
He’ll seem in custody at Westminster Magistrates Courtroom on Monday.