Ma­jor se­cu­rity breach at Buck­ing­ham Palace, two ar­rested

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Two men have been ar­rested af­ter a tres­pass­ing and bur­glary in­ci­dent at Buck­ing­ham Palace – the of­fi­cial res­i­dence of the Bri­tish monarch – the most se­ri­ous se­cu­rity breaches at the build­ing in decades.

Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties said the shock­ing break-in in­ci­dent took place on Mon­day night in which at least one man climbed a wall and kicked open a door to gain en­try to the high-se­cu­rity palace. The man evaded at least three lay­ers of se­cu­rity to make his way into the palace in what ap­pears to be the worst breach of its se­cu­rity since 1982 when Michael Fa­gan was ar­rested in the Queen’s bed­room af­ter she raised the alarm.

The palace is filled with mag­nif­i­cent paint­ings, sculp­ture and an­tique fur­ni­ture. It is also the ad­min­is­tra­tive cen­tre for the Bri­tish royal house­hold. Po­lice said the man was found “in an area cur­rently open to the pub­lic dur­ing the day” and ar­rested for bur­glary, tres­pass and crim­i­nal dam­age.

They said a sec­ond man was ar­rested out­side the palace for con­spir­acy to com­mit bur­glary fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent. A spokesman for the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice said both men have now been bailed.

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