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First picture of suspect, 19, who ‘scaled Windsor Castle with crossbow’

Jaswant Singh Chail was detained in the grounds of the palace on Christmas Day

Jaswant Singh Chail was detained in the grounds of the palace on Christmas Day (Picture: Rex / Mail Online)

The teenager who is suspected of trying to get into Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow while the Queen celebrated Christmas has been pictured for the first time.

Jaswant Singh Chail was detained on December 25 in the grounds of the royal’s Berkshire residence, sparking a major security review.

He was detained under the Mental Health Act after being arrested on suspicion of breaching or trespassing a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.

His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, 57, earlier told MailOnline: ‘Something’s gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what. 

‘We’ve not had a chance to speak to him but are trying to get him the help he needs.

‘From our perspective, we are going through a difficult time. We are trying to resolve this issue and it’s not easy.’ 

It came after footage emerged on the social media network Snapchat showing a man armed with a crossbow and wearing a mask and a black hoodie.

The video, said to have been inspired by Star Wars, described plans to avenge the victims of the Amritsar massacre, known as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on April 13, 1919.  

Jaswant Singh Chail

Jasbir Singh Chail’s father said something had gone ‘horribly wrong’ (Picture: Mail Online)

Hundreds of people died after protesters peacefully demonstrating against British colonial rule were trapped and shot down.  

The hooded figure tells viewers: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done and what I will do.  

‘I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family. 

‘This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.  

‘It is also revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race. 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Maureen McLean/REX/Shutterstock (12660355u) Armed police officers on guard at the Henry VIII Gate at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty the Queen remains resident at Windsor Castle over the Christmas holiday. Her Majesty did not travel to Sandringham this Christmas as a precautionary measure over the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Following an intruder entering the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day, a 19 year old man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act Security at Windsor Castle, UK - 27 Dec 2021

The incident has sparked a major security review (Picture: Shutterstock)

‘I’m an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones.’ 

The Queen, 95, spent Christmas at Windsor after abandoning plans to travel to her Sandringham estate.

She spent the day with her son, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla while other royals were expected to visit over the festive period.

Charles, Camilla, Edward and Sophie, along with their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, attended a church service in St George’s Chapel, in the castle grounds, at 10.45am on Christmas morning.

A spokesperson from Scotland Yard said previously: ‘Security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds and he did not enter any buildings.

‘Following a search of the man, a crossbow was recovered.’

They added: ‘Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are being progressed by Metropolitan Police specialist operations.’

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