Daredevil climbs to top of the Shard and snaps dizzying selfie before being arrested

A free climber who has scaled some of the tallest structures around the world has shared a selfie of himself at the top of the London Shard this morning.

Adam Lockwood is thought to have climbed the 1,016ft skyscraper – which is the highest building in Britain – at around 5am on Sunday.

The 21-year-old is believed to be one of at least two people who have made the climb, prior to being arrested once back on the ground.

With The Shard being close to London Bridge Station, the area also had to be cordoned off to rail passengers.

Adam shared an image of his latest conquest which shows him topless and with no shoes high above London’s skyline.

He is wearing a headcam in the image and is believed to have captured the climb on camera in nail-biting footage.

Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trespass, while two other men are being held on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

A Met Police spokesperson 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 has previously climbed buildings and structures across the world, dangling from the rafters of the 262ft San Siro Stadium in Milan, doing pull ups at the end of a 1,115ft tall beam at a power station in Croatia and posing as a workman to scale a 1,200ft crane in Dubai.

Terrifyingly, he refuses to use any safety restraints, using only his grip and upper body strength to stop him falling from dizzying heights.

Speaking previously, Adam 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 per cent 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.”