World · August 2, 2022

Man found in Windsor Castle grounds accused of threatening the Queen

A man was charged with treason after allegedly raiding the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

London Metropolitan Police have revealed that Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, has been accused of intending to hurt or alarm the Queen, reportedly The sun.

It is understood that Her Majesty was in with other royalty before her tribute to her late husband Philip was conveyed in her exciting Christmas Day message.

It was her first Christmas without Philip, her 73-year-old husband who died at the age of 99 in April.

Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) Special Crime and Counterterrorism Division, said: “The CPS authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge Jaswat Singh Chail of crimes after he was arrested in Windsor Castle grounds on December 25. 2021 carrying a crossbow.

“This decision was made following an investigation conducted by the Met Counter-Terrorism Command.

“Mr. Chail, 20, was charged with the threat of murder, possession of an offensive weapon and a felony under the Treason Act of 1842.

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

On August 17th, he will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.

Under the Treason Act of 1842, it is a criminal offense to attack the Queen or have a firearm or offensive weapon in her presence with the intent to injure or alarm her or to cause a breach of the peace.

In 1981, Marcus Sarjeant was sentenced to a prison term under this section of the Treason Act after firing blanks at the Queen while she was riding along The Mall in London during the Trooping the Color parade in 1981.

He was jailed for five years after pleading guilty.

The last person to be sentenced under the separate and more serious Treason Act of 1351 was William Joyce, also known as Lord Haw-Haw, who collaborated with Germany during World War II.

This story was posted on Teh Sun and is reproduced with permission.

Originally published as Man Accused of Treason after allegedly entering the Queen’s House of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day