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Steven Abberley charged with House of Commons marble throwing

A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions is to appear in court.

Steven Abberley, 27, from Sutton in south London, has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence, Scotland Yard said.

It is claimed Mr Abberley sparked a security alert by hurling the marbles towards MPs during the debate.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in November.

He has also been charged with criminal damage after allegedly scrawling offensive graffiti on a wall on the Parliamentary estate between 6 and 7 May.

MPs and journalists heard a loud bang and shouting at about 12.30 BST on Thursday, but the proceedings were not disturbed.

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