A man has been arrested after attempting to scale the scaffolding around Elizabeth Tower which houses Big Ben in London.
The man jumped a railing at the Carriage Gates entrance to Parliament before climbing the scaffolding in place for refurbishment work.
The man was arrested by officers for trespassing. Police are not treating the incident as terror-related and there were no weapons recovered.
“Officers were called at 11.32am to reports of a man acting suspiciously near Carriage Gates, SW1.
“When officers located the man, he climbed over the fence and climbed the scaffolding to the roof of the palace.
“The man was arrested at 12pm for trespassing on a designated site.”
The Carriage Gates entrance was breached on March 22 last year when terrorist Adrian Ajao, also known as Khalid Masood, rushed into the parliamentary estate after abandoning his car.
Ajao stabbed unarmed officer Pc Keith Palmer to death and was able to get 20 yards into the estate before being shot.