Daredevil scales the Shard in heart-stopping footage months after police warning over climbing Tower Bridge


Stomach-churning footage shows the reckless moment a daredevil scaled London’s tallest skyscraper the Shard.

YouTube user CassOnline posted the shocking video on Sunday which showed him climb to the apex of the 310 metre building near London Bridge station.

The self-proclaimed video blogger is seen waiting at the viewing platform of the tourist hotspot until its 9pm closing time before using a restricted staircase to reach the lofty tip.

He then films himself leaning over the edge of the enormous glass structure before walking along a thin ledge close to the top of the building.

He says: “So, we’ve been here for a while.

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Dizzying heights: YouTube user CassOnline scales the Shard (CassOnline/YouTube)

“It’s 20 minutes before it closes, I’ve found my point of entry, got my GoPro in the bag, I’m ready to do this – let’s go.”

The seven-minute clip comes months after the police rushed to Tower Bridge as the daredevil attempted to climb it.

During the bridge climb he alluded to plans to climb to 95-storey Shard.

City Police said following the stunt in January: “We were called to Tower Bridge shortly before 4pm on Saturday, January 21 by concerned members of the public in relation to a man climbing the side of the bridge.

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Dangerous climb: The stunt was filmed on a GoPro camera (CassOnline/YouTube)

“The man was detained and interviewed, and an intelligence report was created. No arrests were made.

“While there was no direct harassment or distress caused to the public, we strongly warn the public about copying this type of behaviour and trespassing onto property.

“Not only does this have a huge impact on other people who use the property, anyone doing so risks serious harm to themselves.” 

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said he was not aware of any reports of a person climbing the building on London Bridge Street.

A spokesman for the Shard has been contacted for a comment.

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