Naked man brings London to standstill

2012-11-23 19:23

London - A naked man brought parts of central London to a standstill on Friday after he installed himself on a statue near Prime Minister David Cameron's office for nearly three hours.

He braved the November cold and gawking crowds to straddle the monument to Prince George, a 19th century military chief and one-time Duke of Cambridge, adopting various poses including balancing precariously on the prince's head.

Police were called to the statue on Whitehall, the street on which many government offices including Cameron's Downing Street residence are located, after reports that a man had climbed up and might have had a knife.

From midday to about 15:00, police cordoned off the area as they tried to persuade him to come down.

Finally they got him into a police van, where he was detained under the Mental Health Act, police said.

  • beryl.knipe - 2012-11-23 19:47

    Maybe there's hope for South Africa yet!!!

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-11-23 22:23

      Maybe it is Dewani trying to prove he is CoooCooo.....

  • classwar.trotsky - 2012-11-23 20:15

    He looks like a pigeon $hi++ing on the statue.

      John - 2012-11-24 00:49

      His 'beak' is just slightly out of position though

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-11-24 07:06

    And he's a GAY.

      rachell.lass - 2012-11-24 14:37

      Troll !

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-11-24 17:50

      Who is?

      mbambo.shi - 2012-11-24 21:33

      The naked man. No!!, the naked woman.

  • chretienneh1 - 2012-11-24 08:12

    O my soul!!Well he got the attention he wanted..Mission accomplished.

  • Dereck - 2012-11-24 08:41

    @mbambo u have no idea do u. How did you come to this brilliant conclusion?

  • furlong.lubisi.7 - 2012-11-24 21:58

    He must receive Queen Elizabeth 'QUEENS AWARd'

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