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Naked Whitehall statue climber appears in court

Posted at 1:30 pm, November 26, 2012 in News
The naked man of Whitehall

You know how it is, Friday rolls around and you just want to strip down to your birthday suit and climb aboard the Duke of Cambridge. That was the plan for Ukrainian exhibitionist Dan Montrescu, 29, who spent around three hours perched precariously atop the statue of Prince George, prompting emergency services to cordon off a 100-metre section of Whitehall. To spice up what was arguably a pretty dull and chilly three hours, Mr Montrescu performed a variety of poses on George’s noggin; waving his arms around and talking to crews on the ground before being coaxed down at around 3pm. Anyone considering a similar starkers stunt ought to note that this morning Dan appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public space (where was he concealing that?!) and causing criminal damage. Jonno Hopkins

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