Man who scaled the wall of Buckingham Palace is a convicted murderer

The man repeatedly asked 'is Ma'm in?' during a police interview

Man who scaled the wall of Buckingham Palace is a convicted murderer

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A man who scaled the perimeter wall of Buckingham Palace has been identified as a convicted murderer during a court hearing.

The 41-year-old, was detained by police after climbing over the wall of the premises yesterday.

During a court hearing, Dennis Hennessy pleaded guilty to one count of trespassing on a protected site and one count of criminal damage. The court also heard that he was on licence after being convicted of the murder of a homeless man in 1992.

It also emerged that Hennessy, from an area in north-west London, cut his right hand as he climbed over the top of the wall and set the alarm off at Buckingham Palace. He then walked around the gardens for 10 minutes, moving towards the Palace, where the Queen was in residence along with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York.

A prosecutor told the court that the defendant repeatedly asked "is Ma'am in? during a police interview.

He was sentenced to four months for trespassing and two months, to run concurrently, for damaging the wires of the alarm system.