UK Daredevil, 21, Climbs UK's Tallest Building Before Being Arrested

21-year-old Adam Lockwood is believed to have climbed to the top of the Shard this morning, the 1,016ft skyscraper and UK's tallest building. He was reportedly arrested once making it back to the bottom.

Adam Lockwood at the top of The Shard in central London this morning
Adam Lockwood at the top of The Shard in central London this morning

Adam Lockwood, a daredevil free climber from Manchester who has scaled some of the tallest buildings in the world, shared a topless selfie of himself at the top of the London Shard this morning.


Lockwood reportedly climbed the huge skyscraper at around 5am this morning, Sunday 4 September.


The 21-year-old is thought to have been one of at least two people who climbed the building, before being arrested when they got down.


Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trespass while another two men were being held on suspicion of causing a public nuisance. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 5.38am on September 4 following reports of a climber on the Shard. "Officers, London Ambulance Service, and London Fire Brigade all attended. "A number of cordons were in place while emergency services responded to the incident."

Adam Lockwood hangs from the very top of a crane connected to the Il Primo skyscraper in Dubai
Adam Lockwood hangs from the very top of a crane connected to the Il Primo skyscraper in Dubai

Adam rose to internet fame for previously scaling huge structures and buildings across the world, he was seen hanging from the rafters of the 262ft San Siro Stadium in Milan, posing as a workman to scale a 1,200ft crane in Dubai, and doing pull-ups at the end of a 1,115ft tall beam at a power station in Croatia.



Adam previously said: "Hanging off things doesn't feel like much, it feels surreal to be suspended that high with no safety, but like all my other hangs, my brain is blank, my heartbeat doesn't go up, and it feels almost peaceful. "It's something I know I can do and that 99 percent of the world can't and never will do, so I feel obliged to use my ability and enjoy doing it in the process. "I love seeing things from height, I love having my body suspended hundreds of meters in the sky, I love the challenges of infiltrating secure places to achieve these goals and it's something that has kept me alive since I started, and I don't think I can give it up."


NASA Aborts Artemis 1 Moon Launch For Second Time





SUBSCRIBE TO GET EVERY STORY TO YOUR MAILBOX

Thanks for subscribing!