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London man charged after ‘approaching Queen’s coffin’


Sep 18, 2022

A man who moved out of the queue of mourners and approached the Queen's coffin in Westminster Hall on Friday night has been charged by the police.

Scotland Yard said Muhammad Khan, 28, of Barleycorn Way, Tower Hamlets, will appear in front of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with a section 4A Public Order Act offence.

The incident occurred around 10pm on Friday, as the live feed from inside the hall cut away for a brief period.

He is the second person to be charged with committing an offence while in the queue to see the Queen's coffin lying in state.

A 19-year-old man allegedly exposed himself and pushed into mourners from behind as they waited in the line at Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday.

Adio Adeshine is said to have gone into the River Thames in an attempt to evade police before coming out and being arrested.