Royal wedding security operations dubbed a ‘huge success’
London: The biggest ever security operation for the royal wedding has been described as a ``huge success`` after Scotland Yard mounted a series of pre-emptive strikes.
In the days leading up to the wedding, police arrested 55 people for a series of offences ranging from a sex attack to criminal damage.
The police successfully thwarted hundreds of anarchists who planned to wreck Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding.
The most serious incident was an alleged sex attack on a 14-year-old girl who was standing with her family on Pall Mall. Police later arrested a 38-year-old man.
Many others were held for assault, being drunk and disorderly, drugs possession, theft and carrying an offensive weapon, the Daily Mail reports.
On the eve of the wedding three people were arrested in Brockley, South-East London after police learned of a plot to stage a mock execution of effigies of members of the Royal Family outside Westminster Abbey, the Mail said.
Around 70 people were banned from the City of Westminster as part of their bail conditions after being arrested or charged over various previous alleged disorder offences, it added.