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Skyscraper cradle safety scare

The firm building western Europe's tallest skyscraper says a maintenance cradle was working "within safe limits" after internet footage appeared to show it swinging wildly near the top of the thousand-foot building.

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Spokesman for the Shard: 'People panicked unnecessarily'

A general view of The Shard and the City of London. Credit: PA

A spokesman for the Shard said: "The wind got up a bit more than we were anticipating.

I think it was seen from a helicopter and people panicked unnecessarily.

Three workmen were still working on the London Bridge Station side of the Shard this afternoon, having come down as far as around the 25th floor. The trio could be seen slowly descending down the side of the glass-sided building, washing the windows as they went.

There were no signs of them being in any difficulty despite blustery conditions around the skyscraper."

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