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Man arrested outside Princess Anne’s London home ‘carrying a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife’

Man, 44, is charged with carrying a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife after he was arrested outside Princess Anne’s London home St James’s Palace

  • Andrew Marshall, of Nottingham, was searched by police near St James’s Palace 
  • Officers used keys in his possession to access a car where they found weapons 
  • He was arrested and charged with two counts of weapon possession in public

A man was arrested outside Princess Anne’s London residence whilst in possession of a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife.

Andrew Marshall, 44, from Nottingham, was searched by police as he walked through The Mall area around St James’s Palace on the night of July 20 last year.

Officers used a set of keys found in his possession to access a vehicle in the car park of the palace.

It was there that they found a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife as well as a pair of latex gloves, according to The Sun.

Andrew Marshall, 44, from Nottingham, was searched by police as he walked through The Mall area around St James's Palace (pictured) at night

Andrew Marshall, 44, from Nottingham, was searched by police as he walked through The Mall area around St James’s Palace (pictured) at night

The 44-year-old was arrested and charged with one count of possession of an offensive weapon and another of possession of a bladed article.

Marshall is yet to enter a plea and was yesterday bailed by Westminster magistrates to appear at Southwark Crown Court on March 19, on the condition that he will remain in hospital until that date.

Last night, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline he was not aware whether a man had been charged with possessing offensive weapons outside a royal palace or not, and could not find out ‘at this time of night’. 

He said he could see some information about someone being arrested, but because The Sun had reported the man had been charged, he could not give that information out.  

A map shows where Princess Anne's residence, St James's Palace, is in comparison to Prince Charles's home at Clarence House and the Queen's at Buckingham Palace

A map shows where Princess Anne’s residence, St James’s Palace, is in comparison to Prince Charles’s home at Clarence House and the Queen’s at Buckingham Palace 

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