Two men admit trespassing at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, in central London
Image caption Buckingham Palace is protected under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Two men have admitted trying to get into Buckingham Palace.

The incident took place at the staff entrance to the palace, on Buckingham Palace Road, on 12 January.

Laurence Flanders, 20, of Ridgemont Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire and Matthew Bellis, 20, of Brendon Close, Harlington, Hayes, West London admitted trespassing.

Flanders was given a 12-month community order and Bellis received a two-month suspended prison sentence.

Both men appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court and were also ordered to each pay £85 prosecution costs.

Buckingham Palace is one of 16 sites designated under law as "protected".

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