Man who grabbed flag on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin did not believe she was dead, court reports Abroad

Man who grabbed flag on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin did not believe she was dead, court reports Abroad
Man who grabbed flag on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin did not believe she was dead, court reports Abroad

A man who grabbed the flag draped over the British Queen’s coffin planned to enter royal residences, including Buckingham Palace, because he did not believe she was dead.

Muahammad Khan, 28, was arrested and appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with two charges under the Public Order Act. Luke Staton, the prosecutor, said Khan was one of about 250,000 people who flocked through the hall between 5 p.m. Wednesday and Monday morning to pay their respects after standing in line for hours. “The suspect had reached Westminster Hall. The officers present then saw him approaching the coffin,” Staton said.

“He stepped off the carpet toward the catafalque, then grabbed with both hands the royal standard flag draped over the coffin.” The court learned that Khan was quickly detained, arrested and questioned by the police.

“The suspect expressed the idea that the queen is not dead and that he approached the coffin because he wanted to check it himself,” Staton said. “He said, prior to the state funeral, that he planned to attend the funeral. He intended to write to the royal family and if they did not reply, he planned to go to Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Balmoral to try and speak to the Queen.”

The court heard Khan said during his interrogation: “I would have to break in to try to make contact”, and when asked how many times he would try, he replied: “As long as I live.”

Mentally unstable

District Judge Michael Snow did not question Khan in court after doctors determined he was mentally unstable. The court heard that he was delusional and the judge told him: “The moment you were in Westminster you did not accept that the Queen was dead and that is why you went to the coffin to convince yourself that she was dead.” was dead.”

“He is still delusional and thinks the Queen is not dead, thinks King Charles has something to do with it and may go to Windsor Castle to pay his respects, but also because he still thinks she is alive.” the judge added. The judge granted him bail on the condition that he remain in a mental hospital in east London until his next court appearance on October 18.

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