Daredevil filmed climbing ‘to the top’ of the 1,017ft Shard in London WITHOUT a harness

A DAREDEVIL was filmed trying to climb 1,017ft up the Shard without a harness in front of stunned witnesses today.

The man is believed to have reached the top of the 95-storey tower in central London, before he was grabbed by cops this morning.

Incredible footage showed the climber working his way to the top of Europe’s tallest building at 5.15am.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers were called following reports of a ‘free-climber’ on the Shard.

“Emergency services attended and the man went inside the building where he was spoken to by officers. He was not arrested.”

A witness tweeted: “One person climbing up the outside of the Shard in central London. Two police cars, two ambulances and a drone on the scene.”

David Kevin Williams tweeted video from the ground and said: “The guy’s got to the top and is being spoken to by the police”.

The Shard, built between March 2009 and November 2012, is the UK’s tallest habitable building and can be viewed from 50 miles away.

It houses offices, restaurants, a hotel and the highest public viewing platform in the country on the 72nd floor.

Today’s free-climber is not the first daredevil to attempt to scale the tower – in 2017 YouTube stuntman CassOnline shared a shocking video of him climbing to the building’s apex.

The climber waited on the viewing platform until it closed at 9PM before using a restricted staircase to access the tip of the tower.

In 2013, Greenpeace protesters reached the summit of the Shard and unfurled a flag with ‘Save the Arctic’ emblazoned on it.

The charity launched the daring demonstration to protest against plans to drill in the Arctic by fuel giant, Shell.

They scaled the tower after clambering their way onto the roof of London Bridge station.