Daredevil James Kingston dangles from 150m high South Bank crane tower in London

Daily Echo: James Kingston hanging off the South Bank Tower crane in London James Kingston hanging off the South Bank Tower crane in London

HE is at it again.

Dangling one-handed from a crane 150m above Central London streets, Hampshire daredevil James Kingston performs his latest dangerous and death defying stunt.

Footage released today captures him scaling the iconic 111metre (364ft) Southbank Tower in London less than a year since he caused outrage by hanging off another crane in Ocean Village, Southampton, and climbing the gas tanks at Northam.

But despite widespread condemnation for his perilous behaviour the Romsey-based stunt man defiantly claims he is planning to make a career out of his exploits.

The latest footage shows the 23-year-old at dawn illegally entering the 30-storey office block which is being redeveloped into luxury apartments.

He rapidly climbs the crane tower, stopping to jump onto some concrete blocks midway through.

Reaching its dizzying summit he briefly views the sunrise behind The Shard, looking over the River Thames and the capital's streets, mostly devoid of traffic and commuters before the morning rush hour.

He takes off his jumper before perilously hanging from the structure.

James - who shot the video with camera placed in his mouth in March - defended his actions, saying he is eager to scale more key landmarks as a career.

He said: “For me its leading on to me producing my own content and who knows.

“The skies the limit.”

“I get an amazing view, a little bit of strength from something that scares me and I get stronger and progress.”

But he warned of the dangers, claiming he has practiced by climbing trees and walls before tackling buildings.

He said: “I feel I am familiar with different materials and structures and what is safe and what's not.”

“My grip holding on is very strong.”

“I don't want to encourage people to go out and hang off things I want them to go out there and do what they love.”

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12:49pm Wed 28 May 14

massimoosti says...

His life to do with what he wishes...

However he shows no consideration for the poor people who will have to see his body when he falls nor those who will have to shovel him up. It will be a vivid image they will never forget.

And for that reason alone he is a womans wee wee thing
His life to do with what he wishes... However he shows no consideration for the poor people who will have to see his body when he falls nor those who will have to shovel him up. It will be a vivid image they will never forget. And for that reason alone he is a womans wee wee thing massimoosti
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Wed 28 May 14

Mary80 says...

Well clearly giving him attention is driving him to put himself and others in danger.
Well clearly giving him attention is driving him to put himself and others in danger. Mary80
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Wed 28 May 14

massimoosti says...

Mary80 wrote:
Well clearly giving him attention is driving him to put himself and others in danger.
Agree - hes an attention seeker (hence the youtube uploads) so any press will encourage another stunt.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Well clearly giving him attention is driving him to put himself and others in danger.[/p][/quote]Agree - hes an attention seeker (hence the youtube uploads) so any press will encourage another stunt. massimoosti
  • Score: 3

2:09pm Wed 28 May 14

MrZoolook says...

I bet if he fell, the companies offices and structures he ILLEGALLY gained access too will get sued.
I bet if he fell, the companies offices and structures he ILLEGALLY gained access too will get sued. MrZoolook
  • Score: -2

2:27pm Wed 28 May 14

kiddynamite says...

What a salad! Be a shame if you fell. I hate idiots like this,Didn't mummy and daddy give you enough attention as a kid. Grow up and stop being a salad!
What a salad! Be a shame if you fell. I hate idiots like this,Didn't mummy and daddy give you enough attention as a kid. Grow up and stop being a salad! kiddynamite
  • Score: -4

2:31pm Wed 28 May 14

bemused26 says...

I feel so sorry for his Mum, forever wondering if he'll actually come back home after he goes out. Poor woman :/
I feel so sorry for his Mum, forever wondering if he'll actually come back home after he goes out. Poor woman :/ bemused26
  • Score: 5

2:32pm Wed 28 May 14

bemused26 says...

And I say Mum (and not mum and dad) because I saw the TV programme about him and he lives with his mum.
And I say Mum (and not mum and dad) because I saw the TV programme about him and he lives with his mum. bemused26
  • Score: 1

3:29pm Wed 28 May 14

SteveinTotton says...

The guy is a selfish attention seeking idiot. If he falls a lot of others lives will be damaged or scarred.
The guy is a selfish attention seeking idiot. If he falls a lot of others lives will be damaged or scarred. SteveinTotton
  • Score: -1

4:16pm Wed 28 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Thrill seeking is fine, there are plenty of adrenalin sports that can be enjoyed without breaking the law.
150 metres up? Everest is 9000 metres up pal.
Thrill seeking is fine, there are plenty of adrenalin sports that can be enjoyed without breaking the law. 150 metres up? Everest is 9000 metres up pal. bigfella777
  • Score: -2

5:56pm Wed 28 May 14

red/whitearmy says...

****.
****. red/whitearmy
  • Score: -1

6:21pm Wed 28 May 14

forest hump says...

red/whitearmy wrote:
****.
Agree, stupid ****. Natural selection will prevail.
[quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: ****.[/p][/quote]Agree, stupid ****. Natural selection will prevail. forest hump
  • Score: -3

6:22pm Wed 28 May 14

concerned24 says...

Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it .
Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it . concerned24
  • Score: 4

7:58pm Wed 28 May 14

massimoosti says...

concerned24 wrote:
Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it .
No problem with any of that apart from are they the ones wholl go on shift and end up scraping him up ?

Or perhaps a thought for the casual person going about their daily who have him splat in front of them ?

If he craves excitement that involves risking his life with the odds against him get him to sign up and head out to the East
[quote][p][bold]concerned24[/bold] wrote: Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it .[/p][/quote]No problem with any of that apart from are they the ones wholl go on shift and end up scraping him up ? Or perhaps a thought for the casual person going about their daily who have him splat in front of them ? If he craves excitement that involves risking his life with the odds against him get him to sign up and head out to the East massimoosti
  • Score: -1

8:00pm Wed 28 May 14

InsomnyaBorealys says...

Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks.
Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks. InsomnyaBorealys
  • Score: -2

9:34pm Wed 28 May 14

Zexagon says...

massimoosti wrote:
concerned24 wrote:
Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it .
No problem with any of that apart from are they the ones wholl go on shift and end up scraping him up ?

Or perhaps a thought for the casual person going about their daily who have him splat in front of them ?

If he craves excitement that involves risking his life with the odds against him get him to sign up and head out to the East
Do you disagree with motor racing? Or should that be banned as someone might have to pick up an injured or dead body? And surely if you don't want to have to scrape him up you seek another profession. What happens when someone jumps in front of a train?
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]concerned24[/bold] wrote: Actually he lives with his very loving mum and stepdad. He is a happy lad who craves excitement and harms no one but himself. His mum accepts it .[/p][/quote]No problem with any of that apart from are they the ones wholl go on shift and end up scraping him up ? Or perhaps a thought for the casual person going about their daily who have him splat in front of them ? If he craves excitement that involves risking his life with the odds against him get him to sign up and head out to the East[/p][/quote]Do you disagree with motor racing? Or should that be banned as someone might have to pick up an injured or dead body? And surely if you don't want to have to scrape him up you seek another profession. What happens when someone jumps in front of a train? Zexagon
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Wed 28 May 14

concerned24 says...

InsomnyaBorealys wrote:
Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks.
What wonderful country do u live in....where everyone is perfect and wonderful!
[quote][p][bold]InsomnyaBorealys[/bold] wrote: Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks.[/p][/quote]What wonderful country do u live in....where everyone is perfect and wonderful! concerned24
  • Score: 0

11:21pm Wed 28 May 14

Block 42 says...

InsomnyaBorealys wrote:
Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks.
umm so what about the ukrainian guy I beleive his name is mustangwanted??is he a british attention seeker also?why do yall hate on him for?so many things are dangerous.I would no way have the balls to do that in a million years but I give them some respect where its due.get off of your pedestalls yall.
[quote][p][bold]InsomnyaBorealys[/bold] wrote: Typical British attention seeking loser from a cosy middle class background and getting media attention. When u leave the EU I will be glad fools like him can't come to my country and do their stupid tricks.[/p][/quote]umm so what about the ukrainian guy I beleive his name is mustangwanted??is he a british attention seeker also?why do yall hate on him for?so many things are dangerous.I would no way have the balls to do that in a million years but I give them some respect where its due.get off of your pedestalls yall. Block 42
  • Score: 1

8:01am Thu 29 May 14

kiddynamite says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
kiddynamite wrote:
What a salad! Be a shame if you fell. I hate idiots like this,Didn't mummy and daddy give you enough attention as a kid. Grow up and stop being a salad!
What do you mean by salad? Urban Dictionary suggests: "A salad is a term to define an attractive looking female that looks as if she is worth having sexual intercourse with."
Urban dictionary is nit the definitive of all words, I use the word salad for people who i think are ****. Feel free to put yourself in that bracket.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: What a salad! Be a shame if you fell. I hate idiots like this,Didn't mummy and daddy give you enough attention as a kid. Grow up and stop being a salad![/p][/quote]What do you mean by salad? Urban Dictionary suggests: "A salad is a term to define an attractive looking female that looks as if she is worth having sexual intercourse with."[/p][/quote]Urban dictionary is nit the definitive of all words, I use the word salad for people who i think are ****. Feel free to put yourself in that bracket. kiddynamite
  • Score: 1

8:05am Thu 29 May 14

Ellwood says...

....................
. tick tock.
.................... . tick tock. Ellwood
  • Score: 1

8:49am Fri 30 May 14

sparkster says...

ive said it before and i'll say it again IDIOT
ive said it before and i'll say it again IDIOT sparkster
  • Score: 0

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