Tourist allegedly scaled wall to break into King Charles’ Buckingham Palace

A tourist scaled a wall to break into Buckingham Palace while on a ten-day tour of the UK, a court heard.

Awad Mustafa, 25 was found hiding in a corner in the grounds of King Charles’ official residence on September 16, it was said.

Officers also discovered two passports, from Ecuador and Spain, an iPhone, cash and a battery pack, The Sun reports.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told a car had also been broken into on site but no items were missing from the open glove-box.

Mustafa had arrived in the UK on September 7 and was planning on flying to Spain the day after the alleged break-in.

He is accused of scaling a wall to get into the Royal Mews, which is responsible for travel arrangements for the Royal Family.

It also houses the 260-year-old Gold State Coach used by King Charles and the Queen Elizabeth II in their coronations.

Prosecutor Rhianne Neil said: “The defendant climbed the wall, found it was impossible to climb back out, and had suffered injuries when scaling the wall.

“He denies breaking into the car.”

Mustafa was remanded into custody charged with trespass on a protected site and attempted theft from a motor vehicle.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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