Man pleads responsible to treason and threatens to kill Queen Elizabeth By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, together with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis seem on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as a part of the Trooping the Coloration Parade in the course of the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen

LONDON (Reuters) – A person arrested on the late Queen Elizabeth’s dwelling at Windsor Fort with a loaded crossbow pleaded responsible in a London courtroom on Friday to breaching the Treason Act and threatened to kill the monarch.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, admitted the offenses at London’s Outdated Bailey after he was arrested carrying a balaclava, masks and gloves within the fortress grounds in west London at round 8am on Christmas Day 2021 .

Elizabeth, who died in September final 12 months, was on the fortress on the day of the intrusion together with her son and now King Charles and different shut members of the family.

“Chail entered the safe areas of Windsor Fort after threatening to kill Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fortunately the police intervened and nobody was injured,” mentioned Nick Worth, head of the Particular Crimes and Counter Terrorism Division of the Crown Prosecution Service.

“It was a critical incident, however happily uncommon.”

Chail had spent months planning the assault, prosecutors mentioned at an earlier listening to. When approached by a safety officer, Chail mentioned, “I am right here to kill the queen.”

He appeared at Friday’s listening to on the Outdated Bailey courtroom in London by way of video hyperlink carrying a black jacket and spoke solely to verify his identify and plead responsible to the three counts of loss of life threats, possession of an offensive weapon and an offense beneath the Treason of 1842. Act.

Decide Jeremy Baker mentioned he would sentence Chail on March 31 and the courtroom ordered the preparation of medical stories.

In 1981, Marcus Sarjaent was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment beneath the Treason Act after pleading responsible to taking pictures the Queen clean on the annual ‘Trooping the Color’ parade in central London.