Man charged with intending to injure or alarm the Queen on Christmas Day at Windsor Castle

A man has been charged with intending to injure or alarm the Queen under the Treason Act following an incident at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day last year, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers were called at around 8.30am, and a man was arrested in the grounds of the castle on 25 December 2021.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20 from Southampton, has today been charged with:

– An offence under section 2 of the Treason Act, 1842;
– Threats to kill (contrary to section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861);
– Possession of an offensive weapon (contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953).

He is currently in custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 17 August.

Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution’s Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said it has authorised the Met to charge Chail “after he was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December 2021 carrying a crossbow”.

He added: “Mr Chail, 20, has been charged with making threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and an offence under the 1842 Treason Act.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Chail are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

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