'Human Spider' banned from climbing any UK building

  • 10 Nov - 16 Nov, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

‘Human Spider’ Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in the UK after illegally scaling one of London's tallest towers with no safety gear.

The 56-year-old grandfather was arrested afterÊascending the 662ft (202m) Heron Tower, also known as the Salesforce Tower, in a stunt which saw police close the surrounding roads as soon as they were alerted to the drama.

He reached the top in around 45 minutes, to cheers from the crowd below, and immediately handed waiting police officers his passport and the number of his lawyer.

Robert, who has previously scaled buildings including the Burj Khalifa and the Empire State Building, pleaded guilty to causing a public nuisance during a hearing at City of London Magistrates' Court.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £5,500 compensation to the City of London Police and banned from climbing the outside of any building in the UK.