Man who urinated next to memorial to PC Keith Palmer is jailed for two weeks

A man seen urinating next to the memorial to PC Keith Palmer has been jailed for 14 days.

Andrew Banks, 28, of Stansted, Essex pleaded guilty to outraging public decency at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The incident happened during the protests in central London on Saturday.

Banks was seen to urinate next to the memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer.

He was arrested on Sunday in Essex after presenting himself at a police station.

He was subsequently charged and kept in custody to appear at court.

Commander Bas Javid said: “Keith Palmer was a brave police officer and the memorial stands testament to his courage.

“Banks’ actions, in stark contrast, were unpleasant and extremely upsetting to PC Palmer’s family and colleagues.

“While I note that Banks did not act with intent, I welcome the sentence handed down by the court for his thoughtless and distasteful behaviour.”

 


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