Thrill seekers have posted videos of themselves breaking into construction sites in Surrey and perform life threatening stunts.
The climbers posted the footage to YouTube sparking the police operation and warnings to construction companies to secure their sites.
A police spokesman said:
“We will be working with site security, around the crane, to increase patrols and would appeal to members of the public to come forward and tell us who the individuals are”.
“What they have done is tremendously dangerous and they are putting their lives at risk. We will be doing our duty to the public to protect their safety”.
“This was such an incredibly dangerous and stupid thing to do that it’s almost beyond belief. They could easily have lost their lives.”
The threat to construction sites is not merely just that of theft or vandalism. Sometimes the very nature of the work being undertaken, or the plant in use, can be a draw to trespassers. Tragically this can end in fatal consequences and a nominal investment in security can reap enormous dividends.