Shard protesters released on bail

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled western Europe's tallest building, The Shard in London, have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass last night. They were demonstrating over drilling in the Arctic.

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Shard protesters released from police custody

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain's tallest building have left police custody, the environmental group said.

The six women were arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of aggravated trespass after climbing the Shard in London as a protest over drilling in the Arctic.

Greenpeace UK tweeted a photo showing the protesters outside Walworth police station
Greenpeace UK tweeted a photo showing the protesters outside Walworth police station Credit: Twitter / Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace UK tweeted: "All six ice climbers out of police custody and on their way home."

It did not mention whether the protesters were charged.

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Shard protesters remain in custody

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain's tallest building remain in police custody this morning after being arrested last night on suspicion of aggravated tresspass.

The six women climbers who scaled Europe's tallest building yesterday, to protest against drilling in the Arctic.
The six women climbers who scaled Britain's tallest building yesterday, to protest against drilling in the Arctic. Credit: Greenpeace UK

They were driven away by police in an unmarked white van to the sound of cheers from supporters gathered at the foot of the landmark.

Greenpeace UK hailed the climb as "a historic moment for activism and the Arctic". Credit: Greenpeace UK

Read: Six climate activists arrested after climbing 310m Shard

Metropolitan Police arrest six Shard climbers

Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the six protesters who scaled The Shard have been arrested. A statement said:

Six female protestors that climbed the Shard today have been arrested.

They have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

Police were called at 04.20hrs to reports of a small group of protesters attempting to scale The Shard, in SE1.

It is believed the group first climbed on to the roof of London Bridge Station before accessing the outside of The Shard.

– Metropolitan Police statement

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Report: Shard climber to 'free climb' last 18 metres

The six women who are scaling The Shard building in London are just 18 metres from the top, according to Greenpeace press officer Ben Stewart.

One climber has been nominated to "free climb" the final ascent, meaning she will use no aids such as ropes.

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The #iceclimb women are 18m from the top. they've chosen Wiola, 23, from Poland to make an attempt on the summit. She's going for it. Now.

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Wiola is the youngest #iceclimb woman. She's free-climbing the final 18m, a third of a kilometre in the sky, right now. Yes, free-climbing.

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