The Naked Statue Climber Of Whitehall Is Charged

By M@ Last edited 67 months ago
The Naked Statue Climber Of Whitehall Is Charged

Further details have emerged about the man who scaled a Whitehall statue on Friday before removing all his clothes. The police arrested Dan Motrescu, a 29-year-old Ukrainian national of no fixed abode. He was eventually coaxed down after spending several hours on top of the statue to George, Duke of Cambridge.

According to the BBC, Motrescu was "charged with an offence contrary to Section 5 of the Public Order Act, possession of an offensive weapon in public and criminal damage to property".

The incident prompted emergency services to close a 100 metre section of Whitehall, causing significant disruption to traffic for three hours. His motivations, if any, remain unclear.

Last Updated 26 November 2012


His last name suggest he might be Romanian or Moldovan but was the offensive weapon the one he usually keeps in his pants?


Sigh..... all a bit of an over-kill for a bloke in his birthday suit. And the story seems a little incomplete - what was the offensive weapon, and what was the criminal damage to property? Details please.