CCTV footage has been released of the man accused of attempting to steal Magna Carta. 

Mark Royden, of Kent, attempted to steal Salisbury Cathedral's Magna Carta by using a hammer, and caused more than £14,000 of damage in the process.

The footage, released by Wiltshire Police, shows a man walking through the Cathedral wearing yellow gloves and clear glasses.  

The camera is then knocked as people begin to run out of the Cathedral. 

Mr Royden's trial started at Salisbury Crown Court yesterday morning, after he denyed the charge of criminal damage and attempted theft of the "priceless, irreplaceable document" in October 2018.

The trial is expected to last between four and five days.

Salisbury Journal: The damaged case which contained the Magna CartaThe damaged case which contained the Magna Carta