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Two men arrested after palace break-in

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 - 01:11

Police say two men were arrested in connection to a reported break-in at Buckingham Palace. Gavino Garay reports.

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Two men have been arrested by police after a break-in at Buckingham Palace earlier in the week. It's one of the most serious security breaches at the Queen's London residence in 30 years. Former Protection Officer for Princess Diana, Ken Wharf: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROYAL SECURITY EXPERT, FORMER PROTECTION OFFICER TO PRINCESS DIANA, KEN WHARF, SAYING: "It does happen and it will happen again simply because you cannot give anything 100 percent security when you allow access so close by the general public which... And this is a global tourist spot, one of the most visited places in the world." Some visitors found the incident worrying. SOUNDBITE (English) VISITORS SAYING: "When you just go to visit they haven't... they have so many security procedures there already, so for someone to get in when it's closed and there's meant to be a lot of security stuff going on, it is quite scary, because you think, where else could they have got into ? Especially when she is home, they might be able to get in again." Officials say one man scaled a fence to gain entry at night to an area normally open to the public during the day. A second man, suspected of conspiring in the burglary, was arrested outside the palace. Both have been released on bail, and an investigation is underway.

Two men arrested after palace break-in

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 - 01:11

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