Man charged after appearing to urinate beside memorial for officer killed in terror attack

A 28-year-old has been charged after a photograph emerged of a man appearing to urinate next to a memorial for PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death in the 2017 Westminster terror attack. 

Andrew Banks, from Stansted in Essex, has been charged with outraging public decency and is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Scotland Yard said.

PC Palmer was killed three years ago by a terrorist who drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before storming the gates near parliament.

The photograph of a man urinating was widely shared on social media and is believed to have taken place on Saturday afternoon during protests in Parliament Square.

More than 100 people were arrested during the protests on Saturday, which later descended into violence between rival protesters and police.

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