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Drunk found in grounds of Buckingham palace bailed

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

A drunken trespasser who was caught in the grounds of Buckingham Palace has been released on police bail.

The 22-year-old was spotted on CCTV at around 4.15am on Tuesday after climbing over a security fence at the royal residence.

He was stopped ''within a security perimeter'' and did not manage to get into the palace, Scotland Yard said. No members of the Royal Family were in residence at the time.

On Wednesday police said the suspect had been released on bail until late August.

In May, there was another security breach when convicted killer Denis Hennessy scaled a perimeter wall and spent around 10 minutes ''admiring'' the palace gardens before being apprehended by armed police and repeatedly asking ''Is Ma'am in?''

Hennessy, of Barnhill Road, Wembley, north-west London, was jailed for four months at Westminster Magistrates' Court for criminal damage and trespassing on royal grounds.

In the wake of the latest breach, a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said security measures had worked effectively and added: "The Metropolitan Police continually reviews the security of venues that it polices."