Van driver arrested outside Buckingham Palace for 'public order offence'

A van driver has been arrested near Buckingham Palace (Picture: PA)
A van driver has been arrested near Buckingham Palace (Picture: PA)

A man in a van has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence outside Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

Officers were called to Birdcage Walk, at the junction with Spur Road, to reports of a suspicious vehicle.

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A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “A vehicle was stopped and a man in his early 30s arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

“The vehicle he was driving, a white Ford Transit, was deemed suspicious.

“Road closures and cordons are in place while the vehicle is assessed.”

The cordon was later lifted and traffic was allowed on affected roads.

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