Bridge dangler sentenced

A man who dangled from a pedestrian footbridge for a dare has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

'Grow up' Judge tells bridge prankster

by Jonathan Gibson

A prankster found suspended from a footbridge over one of Plymouth's busiest roads has been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work for endangering road users. His rescue cost tax payers almost five thousand pounds.

Lee Bassett was discovered hanging in a harness over Gdynia Way after a night out drinking. Today magistrates told the thirty year old he needed to grow up. Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson reports.

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Drunk dangler ordered to do unpaid work

A man who dangled from a pedestrian footbridge for a dare has been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Lee Bassett admitted endangering road users when he dangled himself from the bridge in Plymouth in January when drunk. The 29-year-old had to be rescued by fire crews after becoming stuck.

"These escapades are the kind of thing I hear in the youth court, not the adult court - they are very juvenile in order."

– Chair of Plymouth Magistrates

Man who dangled from a footbridge due to be sentenced

Lee Bassett admitted endangering road users when he dangled himself from the bridge in Plymouth Credit: ITV News West Country

A man who dangled from a pedestrian footbridge for a dare is due to be sentenced today (Monday 11th March).

Lee Bassett admitted endangering road users when he dangled himself from the bridge in Plymouth in Januray when drunk. The 29-year-old had to be rescued by fire crew and after becoming stuck.