Man admits threats to kill Queen as cops release pics of crossbow and mask

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    A man has pleaded guilty to treason for attempting to enter Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow.

    Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, entered the famous residence on December 25, 2021, and admits he threatened to kill the Queen.

    He is understood to have walked up to a guard and announced that he was there to kill the Queen, a sentence heard by two members of the Grenadier Guards.

    He arrived at the Castle, where the late Queen was in residence at the time, dressed in a hood, mask and gloves. Four days prior he recorded a video making the same claim.

    On February 3, the Old Baily heard Chail's guilty plea to making threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon, and an offence under the 1842 Treason Act.

    Before sentencing, medical reports are to be produced on the request of the court.

    Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “Chail entered the protected areas within Windsor Castle after making threats to kill Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Thankfully police officers intervened and nobody was hurt.

    “This was a serious incident, but fortunately a rare one. We are grateful to all those who were involved in the investigation.”

    Jaswant Singh Chail will be sentenced on March 31.

    Chail is understood to have sent the pre-recorded video from four days prior to people on his contact list around 10 minutes before he was arrested at Windsor Castle.

    Officers there are understood to have told him to drop the crossbow, which was loaded and ready to fire. When he did put it down, he was arrested.

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