House of Commons security bundled a Sutton man out of the room yesterday, after marbles were thrown from the public gallery during Prime Minister's Questions.

The balls ricocheted off a screen of bullet-proof glass shielding ministers and journalists, who looked-up to see a man being removed by security.

Steven Lee Abberley, 27, from Brunswick Road, is alleged to have also shouted at MPs during proceedings.

His cries could not be heard through the sound-proof glass, with question time carrying on.

Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry tweeted: "There's a fracas in public gallery #pmqs. Tried to lip read man as he's dragged out. Believe he's shouting 'Answer the b***** questions'."

Labour's Chris Bryant tweeted: "Someone just bundled out of the public gallery."

A House of Commons spokesman said yesterday: "Following a disturbance in the public gallery during Prime Minister's Questions today, a man was escorted from the gallery by doorkeepers and is currently in Metropolitan Police custody.

"The incident did not disrupt the business of the House and there were no injuries sustained."

Mr Abberley was charged with causing fear or provocation of violence at 12.30pm yesterday.

He was also charged with criminal damage alleged to have defaced a wall in the parliamentary estate at some point between May 6 and May 7.

He was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in early November.