London: 21-year-old man arrested for free climbing at The Shard


The twenty-one-year-old young man was spotted free climbing the Shard on Sunday morning.

Police were informed during the early hours of Sunday Morning with reports of unknown male climbing to the top of an enormous building.


The social media videos and photos showed that an unknowing man had been free climbing on The Shard, and the crowd of people watched from below.

Police were called during the early hours on Sunday, 4 September, following reports of a climber on the Shard, said a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police.

According to the police, “Several cordons were in place while emergency services responded to the incident.

“A twenty-one-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespass. Two other men were arrested for fear of causing a public nuisance, Police confirmed.

An ambulance was also called to the Shard, and the Police informed that no one was injured during the incident.

London Ambulance Service stated, “We were called at 5.40 am today (4 September) to report an incident at The Shard, London Bridge Street.”


In addition, London Ambulance Service said that “We sent an incident response officer to the scene, but there were no casualties.”

Twenty-one-year older man after the incident happened on Sunday morning, it is reported the young adult behind the climbing incident is believed to be Adam Lockwood.

Lockwood took a picture standing on the top of the building and posted it on Facebook alongside he tagged The Shard in his Facebook post.

Lockwood is an infamous free climber, having earlier climbed the 262ft San Siro Stadium in Milan and done pull-ups off the end of a 1,115ft tall beam at a power station in Croatia,

Free climbing at a massive building of 310 metres, The Shard is the 96th tallest building across the globe and the tallest skyscraper in the UK.

But this isn’t the first time the building has been climbed.

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