Queen’s security car clamping: case adjourned

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111933-4604 THE QUEEN (PM) MRW 25/5/2011''Her Majesty The Queen as she left the M.V. Leander which was alongside at Gunwharf Marina, after taking lunch with its owner Sir Donald Gosling '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (111933-4604)
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THE trial of a man accused of clamping two unmarked police cars as an officer allegedly sat inside carrying out security duties during a visit by the Queen has been adjourned.

The incident happened as the Queen made an unannounced visit to Portsmouth, to have lunch on a luxury yacht on Wednesday May 25.

An officer was allegedly sitting in one of the unmarked cars at Gunwharf Quays when the vehicles were clamped.

Gareth Andrews, 39, of Privett Road, Fareham, was arrested and charged with wilfully obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty.

He was also charged with contravening the Private Security Industry Act by not displaying the appropriate licensing badge.

Andrews, who works forof Shoal Enforcement, pleaded not guilty to both charges at a previous hearing.

He was due to stand trial today at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court but the case was adjourned until October.