Palace knife man appears in court

A man accused of brandishing knives outside Buckingham Palace has appeared in court.

Talhat Rehman, 54, of Lindsay Drive, Harrow, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with possessing a bladed weapon in public and affray.

Police used a Taser after a man was seen ranting when challenged outside the palace gates on Sunday morning.

The Queen and Prince Philip were at Sandringham at the time.

District Judge Quentin Purdy adjourned the case until Tuesday afternoon.

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