Daring duo breach Canary Wharf security to reach top of One Canada Square tower

Gripping tight... 700 up above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image]

Gripping tight... 700 up above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image] - Credit: Night Scape

Security at London’s second tallest tower seems to have taken a ‘dive’ after two young men managed to get into One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and climbed up to the very top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtgH1Du8Y3Y

They casually slipped into the HQ of Canary Wharf Group without anyone noticing, even when they set off an alarm.

The daring pair recorded their escapade step by step, even climbing on the outside to touch the iconic pyramid tip of the tower—then posting it on YouTube.

They can be seen hanging off the edge of the tower 700ft above the ground, looking at the nightime panoramic view of the whole of London.

Dangling 700ft above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image]

Dangling 700ft above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image] - Credit: Night Scape

Questions are now being asked about how two young men with rucksacks were able to bypass security quite so easily.


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“We are actively investigating unauthorised entry into One Canada Square,” a Canary Wharf Group spokesman said. “Security is taken seriously at Canary Wharf.

“Current arrangements have been tightened, while our security procedures are being reviewed and an internal investigation conducted.”

Gripping tight... 700 up above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image]

Gripping tight... 700 up above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image] - Credit: Night Scape

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The company is now in discussions with police over the breach in the business estate’s security.

Scotland Yard was aware of the YouTube online footage showing the unauthorised access and is looking into whether any offences have been committed.

The video was shot by the group known as Night Scape which has a history of similar stunts, having previously got into West Ham’s new London Stadium at east London’s Olympic Park three miles away.

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