A Buckingham Palace intruder who climbed the perimeter fence around the Queen's Residence has been charged with trespass.

Police saw William Hayes-Collins, 24, climbing the fence on CCTV at 4am in August.
They swooped in and caught him as soon as his feet touched the ground on the other side.

Hayes-Collins was arrested and charged but police have refused to reveal the exact location he breached the fence, reports DailyMail.

He did not gain access to the palace and officials confirmed that no members of the Royal Family were in residence during the incident.


Hayes-Collins, from Croydon, south London, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court next month charged with trespass on a protected site.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "William Hayes-Collins, 24, of Wickham Avenue, Croydon, was charged on Friday, 3 February with trespass on a protected site, namely Buckingham Palace, contrary to sections 128 to 131 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

"He climbed over a security fence at Buckingham Palace, police were monitoring CCTV, he was arrested within a security perimeter.

"They watched him go over and as soon as he was over they had him."