Daredevil climbs 50-storey Cheesegrater skyscraper with no ropes

Police said they met the suspect on the roof of the 225-meter-tall skyscraper.

Aisling Grace
Friday 22 September 2023 16:26 BST
<p>A shirtless man climbing the Cheesegrater in London</p>

A shirtless man climbing the Cheesegrater in London

Shocked officer workers watched on as a topless daredevil scaled London’s 50-storey Cheesegrater skyscraper with no climbing equipment.

Footage of the incident on Friday showed the man, wearing shorts, climbing shoes and a chalk bag, scaling the 225-metre-tall building without ropes.

City of London Police said a suspect was met by officers on the roof and arrested. He was later taken into custody.

Chief Inspector Tom Fisher, City of London Police said: “A man has been arrested for aggravated trespass after climbing up the Leadenhall building in the City.

“We were called at 9.06am and quickly put a cordon in place. He was met on the roof by police officers and taken into custody.”

This year, French daredevil Remi Lucidi, 30, was climbing the Tregunter Tower complex in Hong Kong when he fell to his death, reportedly becoming trapped outside a penthouse.

According to investigators, Mr Lucidi arrived at the building in the evening and told the security guard that he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor.

He was believed to have made his way to a top floor where he got trapped outside and frantically started knocking on a window, startling a maid inside. The stuntman then lost his footing and fell.

Shortly before his death, Lucidi posted a photograph of the Hong Kong skyline on his Instagram profile. Lucidi attempted stunts in various parts of the world, including Bulgaria, Portugal, France, Ukraine and Dubai, according to his social media page.

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