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Two arrests after Charing Cross Road balcony protest

Police at protest at Cavell House in Charing Cross Road, London, on 24 December 2014 Image copyright PA

A man and a woman have been arrested after holding a protest on the balcony of a former bank in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called by bailiffs to the Grade II-listed property Cavell House on Charing Cross Road at 08:00 BST.

Fellow activists left the building but the pair stayed for about 14 hours.

A group calling themselves Love Activists said the building was not in current use and they planned to host a Christmas lunch for homeless people.

Scotland Yard said police attended the scene at the request of the bailiffs to prevent a breach of the peace.

The pair - a man, aged 22, and a woman, aged 21 - were arrested after leaving the balcony and taken to a central London police station on suspicion of breaching a court order.

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