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Man charged under Treason Act after crossbow arrest at Windsor | News

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By Steve Heldon

A man caught in the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day has been charged under the 180-year-old Treason Act.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, allegedly scaled the walls to attack the Queen. Chail, from a village near Southampton, was charged yesterday under section 2 of the Treason Act 1842, which covers “discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using any offensive matter or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm Her Majesty”.

He has also been charged with threats to kill and having an offensive weapon. Chail is in custody and will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on August 17.

Police guard the Henry VIII gate to Windsor Castle

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Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s special crime and counterterrorism division, said it had authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge

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