Britain: No Trespassing

Palace intruder is innocent

Asked why he had committed the alleged burglary and drunk wine belonging to the son of the owner of the premises, the defendant replied that he was "obeying a little voice in my head. Security was so bad I wanted to show as an example that I could get in." As for the alleged theft, he said, "I was thirsty and could not find a tap. [The wine] was in a cupboard. I was just waiting to be captured." As courtroom explanations go, they were certainly imaginative. But they were...