Briton caught at Windsor Castle with a crossbow for allegedly intending to ‘harm or alarm’ the Queen

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On Tuesday, a 20-year-old man arrested at Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day was charged with intent to harm or queen elizabeth ii alarm clockThis is reported by the Crown Prosecutor’s Office.

Jaswant Singh Chail of Southampton was charged with threatening to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and a felony under the Treason Act 1842.

Police officers stand guard in front of Windsor Castle.

Police officers stand guard in front of Windsor Castle.
(Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

The queen was at the castle for Christmas, but Chail was arrested “minutes” after entering the grounds, BBC News reported at the time.

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Under the Treason Act of the 19th century, which was not enforced for four decades, it is an offense to “assault the Queen, or have a firearm or offensive weapon in her presence, with intent to injure or alarm her, or break the law.” world.”

View from a long walk of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.

View from a long walk of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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In 1981, 17-year-old Marcus Sergeant was charged with treason for being fired. blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II during the parade.

Chael is due to appear in court in August. 17.