Man charged with treason for carrying a crossbow in the grounds of Windsor Castle

A man has been charged under the Treason Act after he was arrested while carrying a crossbow in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 9:27 pm
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Royal Ascot.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Royal Ascot.

Scotland Yard said Jaswant Singh Chail, from Southampton, has been charged with an offence under section 2 of the Treason Act 1842, which is “discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using any offensive matter or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm Her Majesty”.

He has also been charged with threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

The 20-year-old is in custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on August 17.