Palace of Westminster trespass incident
Police were called to the House of Commons when a man was spotted on the roof on Saturday Getty

The man accused of scaling the Palace of Westminster and causing £20,000 worth of damage to the House of Commons roof has been remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Braydon Anderson, 23, of Portland Place, Northampton, allegedly scaled the home of British politics on Saturday night (7 March) and remained there for eight hours before he reportedly fell asleep and was arrested.

He entered no pleas on Monday and was remanded in custody.

Police vehicles, fire engines and a police boat were sent to the scene, in the heart of central London, at about 9.15pm on Saturday.

"At 9.15pm officers were made aware of a man trespassing on the roof at the Palace of Westminster. London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are in attendance," a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said at the time of the incident.

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