Man charged with offence after allegedly trying to grab Queen’s coffin
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A man who allegedly tried to grab the Queen’s coffin has been charged with a public order offence.
Muhammad Khan, 28, was arrested in Westminster Hall, where the Queen was lying-in-state, on Friday, September 16.
It came after reports of a disturbance and claims someone had been seen running towards the catafalque and touching the coffin.
Khan, of Barleycorn Way, Tower Hamlets, was charged on Saturday, 17 September.
A Met Police spokesperson said the charge related to “an offence under Section 4A of the Public Order Act; behaviour intending to cause alarm, harassment or distress.”
He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, (Monday, September 19).