MARCH: Boy hands his toy gun to police when he visits Sandringham to see the Queen

PUBLISHED: 09:23 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:48 02 June 2010

Royals attending morning service at Sandringham Church. Pictured: Jacob Young (12) had to leave his toy gun at the gate for security reasons.
PHOTO: IAN BURT
COPY:Annabelle Dickson
FOR:EDP News
EDP pics © 2009
(01603)772434

Royals attending morning service at Sandringham Church. Pictured: Jacob Young (12) had to leave his toy gun at the gate for security reasons. PHOTO: IAN BURT COPY:Annabelle Dickson FOR:EDP News EDP pics © 2009 (01603)772434

Archant © 2008

A BOY of 12 handed cops his toy GUN yesterday (Sunday) when he went to see the Queen go to church. March youngster Jacob Young acted as tight security was imposed at the Sandringham estate near King s Lynn, as the Royal Family attended church. The schoolb

Royals attending morning service at Sandringham Church. Pictured: The Queen leaves by car after morning service at Sandringham Church.
PHOTO: IAN BURT
COPY:Annabelle Dickson
FOR:EDP News
EDP pics © 2009
(01603)772434

A BOY of 12 handed cops his toy GUN yesterday (Sunday) when he went to see the Queen go to church.

March youngster Jacob Young acted as tight security was imposed at the Sandringham estate near King's Lynn, as the Royal Family attended church.

The schoolboy gave his plastic rifle to police armed with metal detectors searching visitors on their way through the gate.

Jacob had taken his favourite Christmas present to go on a walk with his mum and dad through Sandringham woods.

His dad John said: "We could see how tight security was - we didn't want to risk any problems so we handed it over.

"The police said we could come and pick it up afterwards."

The Young family was part of a 150-strong crowd who listened to the church service and applauded the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Count and Countess of Wessex as they came out of church.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard