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Naked Whitehall Man, Dan Motrescu, Charged With Possession Of Offensive Weapon

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The man who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Dan Motrescu, 29, a Ukrainian of no fixed abode, was also charged with criminal damage, Scotland Yard said.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Dan Motrescu brought Whitehall to a stand still for three hours

The section of Westminster was brought to a halt for nearly three hours on Friday as Motrescu straddled the statue in front of hordes of onlookers.

He was seen in a variety of poses on the statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, in Whitehall, at times balancing precariously on the Duke's head.

Onlookers said he was clothed before he climbed to top of the statue.

A 100-metre stretch of Whitehall was cordoned off as emergency services tried to persuade him to come down.

He was detained under the mental health act.

The man was seen waving his arms around and was talking to crews on the ground as crowds of onlookers gathered at either end of the cordon.

Whitehall runs from Trafalgar Square and is where the Ministry of Defence is situated.

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