Armed police have arrested a man outside Parliament. The man was arrested after he verbally abused officers close to the Black Rod Garden in central London. Video footage shows the man, wearing a stone coloured top and carrying a backpack, being spoken to by an officer before he is led away.
The man was removed from the scene in a police van; a Taser was drawn during the incident, but was not used. Officers later reported that he had been detained the Mental Health Act.
Lord Dobbs, a member of the House, tweeted: ‘Another arrest on doorstep of Parliament. Handcuffs. Eyes of anger. Seems like daily diet. Hope we all get sick of it.’