Kent

Man arrested before Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement

  • 21 March 2013
  • From the section Kent
Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Clarence House declined to comment

A man has been arrested after allegedly running at a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall before the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement.

The 47-year-old, from Whitstable, was detained on suspicion of breach of the peace.

The incident happened just before 14:20 GMT, Kent Police said.

The suspect is still in custody, the spokesman added.

The force spokesman said: "Officers at Mint Yard Gate, at the junction of The Borough and Palace Street in Canterbury, intervened when a man allegedly ran at a car which was taking guests to the Archbishop's enthronement ceremony.

"A 47-year-old man from Whitstable was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace and is currently in custody."

Clarence House declined to comment, saying it was a police matter.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in the city's cathedral on Thursday with Prime Minister David Cameron and the Prince of Wales among the 2,000 guests.

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