A man who allegedly stripped naked on top of a statue in central London before breaking off its sword and biting it has demanded to be deported back to the Ukraine.

Charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and criminal damage, Dan Motrescu, a 29-year-old Ukrainian, dismissed his lawyer this morning and asked to face the charges in his native country.

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Motrescu allegedly stripped naked on top of a statue

After a brief hearing, he was remanded in custody until Thursday, when he will reappear before the same court.

Before his appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court, he had been under close observation at St Thomas's Hospital.

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The entire street was shut in the wake of the incident

Motrescu was arrested after allegedly scaling the life-sized horse-mounted statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, in Whitehall, central London, on Friday.

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

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    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

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    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

  • Naked man in Whitehall

    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

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    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

  • Naked man in Whitehall

    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

  • Naked man in Whitehall

    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

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    EDITORS NOTE NUDITYA naked man on a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall.

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    LONDON - NOVEMBER 23: A naked man stands at the top of a statue in Whitehall as police cordon the area off, on November 23, 2012 in London, England. The area in central London has brought traffic to a standstill as Police attempt to talk the man down from the Duke of Cambridge statue outside the Ministry of Defence building. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

  • A naked man sits on top of a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall, London, Friday Nov. 23, 2012. Police and eyewitnesses say a naked man has climbed atop an equestrian statue in the heart of Whitehall, London's government district. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has been sitting atop the statue for the better part of two hours. He said Friday: "We're still talking to him. We're still trying to get him down without causing any injury to him." (AP Photo/ Stefan Rousseau/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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    A naked man sits on top of a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall, London, Friday Nov. 23, 2012. Police and eyewitnesses say a naked man has climbed atop an equestrian statue in the heart of Whitehall, London's government district. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has been sitting atop the statue for the better part of two hours. He said Friday: "We're still talking to him. We're still trying to get him down without causing any injury to him." (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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    A naked man sits on top of a statue of George, Duke of Cambridge in Whitehall, London, Friday Nov. 23, 2012. Police and eyewitnesses say a naked man has climbed atop an equestrian statue in the heart of Whitehall, London's government district. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has been sitting atop the statue for the better part of two hours. He said Friday: "We're still talking to him. We're still trying to get him down without causing any injury to him." (AP Photo/ Stefan Rousseau/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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