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Footage Shows Person Climbing The Shard In London

Footage Shows Person Climbing The Shard In London

A person has been spotted climbing up The Shard in London this morning.

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A video showing the incident was posted on social media at around 6.30am and the man was seen climbing with no safety equipment, ropes or harness. According to Metropolitan Police, he was safe with police officers at the top by around 5.15am.

Shocking footage shows the man pulling himself up along the corner of the 95 floor sky scraper.

It is still not clear as to why the man was attempting the dangerous climb. LADbible have contacted Metropolitan Police for an official statement.

It is the tallest building in Britain at about 310 metres. The top four tallest buildings in the UK are in the capital, with Manchester's Hilton the fifth.

It's not the first time someone has attempted to climb up the building. A daredevil known as 'The French Spiderman' climbed the tallest building in the City of London - without ropes.

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Last year, footage emerged on social media showing 56-year-old Frenchman Alain Robert climbing the 755ft (230m) tall Heron Tower, an office block on Bishopsgate.

The urban climber had previously scaled world landmarks such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House.

According to Sky News, the risky climb took him around 50 minutes with him using just his bare hands with no safety gear or rope in sight.

He said it was a 'medium' climb - not 'easy' but not 'ridiculous' either.

The 'Human Spiderman'. Credit: PA
The 'Human Spiderman'. Credit: PA

Before setting off, Alain predicted that he would be arrested following the feat and told Sky News: "I'm not crazy. What I'm doing may seem crazy but I'm not that crazy."

He explained: "If you are shaving, or if you are cooking, you can also think about many other things. But when you are climbing, as I'm not using any safety devices, when life is at stake, I guarantee that you are focused."

At the time, police attended and roads around the area were closed down.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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