man caught in grounds of Windsor castle with crossbow on Christmas Day was charged under section 180-year- the old treason law.
Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, allegedly climbed the walls to attack Queen. Chale, from a village near Southampton, was charged under Article 2 yesterday. of The Treason Act of 1842, which covers “shooting or aiming a firearm, or throwing or using Any offensive matter or weapon, with with the intent to harm or alarm Her Majesty.”
He has also was accused with threats kill and availability offensive weapon. Chail it in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court. on August 17th.
Police guard Henry VIII’s gate to Windsor Castle.
Nick Price head of Crown Prosecution Service special crime and the counter-terrorism division said it had authorized the Metropolitan Police to file charges