Five charged after royal wedding arrests

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Police have charged five of the 55 people arrested in London during Friday's royal wedding celebrations, after Scotland Yard hailed the day as an "amazing success".

A further three people have been bailed without charge and 37 released without charge in the biggest security operation in a generation.

Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens said her 5,000 officers should be "immensely proud" of their role in the "happy and safe" event.

An unprecedented covert and overt operation at the royal wedding saw 55 arrests as one million well-wishers flooded central London's streets.

Anti-terror powers were used to arrest a man spotted taking suspicious photographs of transport hubs and security personnel in the Charing Cross area. Sources said the man was likely to be released without charge.

Ten other people were arrested at Charing Cross railway station carrying climbing equipment and anti-monarchy placards.

Officers also swooped on two minor anti-wedding protests in central London but said they were "no problem".

About 10 masked anarchists from the Right Royal Orgy Group gathered in Soho Square, while the Red Lion Square group were said to be from the Republican Tea Party.

Other offences included an allegation of a sex attack on a 14-year-old girl, criminal damage and 25 breaches of the peace.

John Dobson, 32, of Chapel Street, Leigh, Lancashire was charged with going equipped to cause criminal damage and bailed pending trial.

Terry Butts, 26, of Cobham Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, was charged with a racially aggravated offence and granted bail.

Piotr Domzala, 33, of Caledon Road, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and granted bail.

Dean Hall, 31 of Thornhill Square, north London, was charged with a public order offence and granted bail.

Kieron Sinnot, 26, of Mount Pleasant Road, south London, was charged with common assault and granted bail.