Man accused of trying to harm the Queen with loaded crossbow to stand trial next March

Jaswant Singh Chail who is accused of trying to harm the Queen after allegedly being caught with a loaded crossbow at Windsor Castle appears at the Old Bailey by videolink, October 5 2022. Chail will stand trial next spring.

A MAN accused of trying to harm the Queen with a loaded crossbow will stand trial next March.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, was detained in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day last year, while Her Majesty was in residence.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, appears at the Old Bailey

He was allegedly wearing a hood and mask, and carrying a bow and bolt.

Chail was later charged with three offences, including making a threat to kill the Queen and others, intending they “would fear said threat to be carried out”.

He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link yesterday for a plea hearing.

The ex-supermarket worker, of Southampton, confirmed his name and date of birth before the case was adjourned for a date in December.

Chail was remanded in custody.

Mr Justice Sweeney also set a provisional trial for March 20 next year, to last two to three weeks.

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