Fri, 21 Jan 2022

LONDON, England: Approval of a "no-fly" zone over Windsor Castle has been requested by the UK police, which is reviewing security arrangements at the property where Queen Elizabeth II has lived during much of the pandemic.

If granted, a restricted airspace order would prevent aircraft from flying below 2,500 feet and 1.8 miles around the castle.

"This was not brought about in response to any specific threat or intelligence, but was intended to further enhance the security at what is an iconic location and keep the community living nearby safe," said a police spokesperson.

On Christmas Day, police arrested a 19-year-old man within the castle grounds who allegedly had a crossbow. The Metropolitan Police said he has been held in custody in a hospital under the Mental Health Act.

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