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Prince's car attacked - footage released

2011-01-04 21:52

London - Police released footage on Tuesday of protesters attacking the car of Prince Charles and other vehicles in his convoy as it travelled through central London during riots last month.

The limousine carrying Charles and his wife Camilla was surrounded during the worst disorder in the capital for years as anger over plans to raise fees paid by students boiled over.

One of the car windows was cracked, white paint was thrown over the vehicle and ministers said Camilla had come into "contact" with protesters.

A picture of Camilla and Charles open-mouthed in horror became one of the defining images of the trouble which engulfed much of central London from the area around parliament to the shopping district of Oxford Street where the royal convoy was confronted.

Detectives investigating the violence issued images and footage taken by closed circuit television cameras showing suspects striking the royal limousine and throwing garbage cans at the convoy.

One woman who is wanted for questioning is pictured hitting the prince's car and then breaking the window of another car.

"Police officers were attacked and buildings and shops had their windows smashed, amongst other acts of vandalism, including an attack on the royal convoy," said Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Horne.

"We believe that most of the people whose pictures we have released today may have committed serious offences of violent disorder and criminal damage in this area and urge them, or anybody who knows them, to come forward and speak to us."

Police have already arrested dozens of people, mostly students aged under 25, in connection with protests which turned violent at the end of last year.

Comments
  • threezero - 2011-01-04 22:05

    Very funny pic.

  • rammstein.f4n - 2011-01-05 07:44

    She looks like a chimp...

  • Steven - 2011-01-05 08:53

    Thank goodness Diana produced the next generation. The royals are ugly bunch to begin with, can you imagine if Her Royal Horse Camilla and His Royal Hears reproduced!?!

      Vonnies2 - 2011-01-05 11:14

      Ag Sies - Horses are beautiful and so are Chimps - Definitely no comparison.

      slojam - 2011-08-10 09:23

      Eeeek... that is a horrible thought. A cross between a chimp and a horse... Your Royal Horpanzee!

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-10 09:46

      Sarah jessica parker looks like a cross betwen a chimp and a horse

  • pawsaw - 2011-01-05 13:28

    You know each couple who reproduces has no say over what genes their children will carry so shame on you. Charles son William and Harry as well both carry part of his genes despite his looks and I have no idea what Camilla's children from her marriage look like. Beauty is skin deep anyway and it isn't what is on the surface that counts but what lies within. One only has to look at some of today's beautiful rich people to know that despite their beauty and looks you wouldn't touch them even for their money unless you were yourself only possessed of two braincells.

  • Politicallycorrect - 2011-08-10 09:31

    You want to see Prince Charles in the flesh. As uggly as they come!

  • debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-08-10 09:32

    Your countrymen are rioting and you, you ride through it in a convoy? REALLY??

  • Proefleser - 2011-08-10 09:46

    Why should this be shocking? Remember whose heads rolled during the French Revolution.

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