Suspect Charged Under UK Treason Act For Allegedly Breaking Into Windsor Castle Last Christmas

A man who was allegedly discovered on the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow has been charged with treason.

On Christmas Day 2021, Southampton resident Jaswant Singh Chail was taken into custody after being found carrying a crossbow close to the royal residence.

The 20-year-old Chail has been charged after more than seven months and is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

Chail has been accused of violating Section 2 of the Treason Act of 1842 and of making death threats following a thorough investigation by the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command (contrary to section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861).

Additionally, Chail was accused of having a dangerous weapon (contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953).

Chail was still being held in custody until his Wednesday, August 17 court appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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