Man faces court over PMQs incident

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Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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A man who had to be escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions will appear in court next month.

It is claimed Steven Abberley, 27, sparked a security alert by hurling the marbles towards MPs during the busy debate, allegedly damaging a glass screen.

MPs and journalists heard a loud bang and shouting at around 12.30pm yesterday but the proceedings themselves were not disturbed.

Abberley, from Sutton in Surrey, has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence, Scotland Yard said.

He has also been charged with criminal damage after allegedly scrawling offensive graffiti on a wall on the Parliamentary Estate between May 6 and 7 this year.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Parliamentary business continued unaffected and established security procedures worked effectively following the incident.”

Abberley has been bailed to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in early November.

Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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