Naked Statue Man Jailed

4 December 2012, 18:45 | Updated: 4 December 2012, 18:49

 A man who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London, before breaking off its sword and biting it, has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Dan Motrescu has been convicted of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, causing criminal damage and a public order offence.

The 29-year-old Ukrainian brought traffic to a standstill as he performed a variety of poses on the statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, in Whitehall.

A 100-metre stretch of Whitehall was cordoned off as emergency services tried to persuade him to come down  on November 23rd.

He was  seen waving his arms around and was talking to crews on the ground as crowds of onlookers gathered at either end of the cordon.

He has been given a 12-week sentence for possession of an offensive weapon and a three-week sentence for criminal damage, to run concurrently,