Shard owners say non to Spider-Man

The owners of the Shard have won a high court injunction barring Alain Robert – known as the “French Spider-Man” – from climbing the 1,016 ft skyscraper, SE1.

Mr Justice Mann granted Teighmore – owned by London Bridge Quarter, the consortium behind the scheme – a permanent injunction preventing Robert from “entering or remaining” on or around the tallest tower in the European Union.

A spokesman for LBQ said Robert had been spotted in the area recently.

Robert is notorious for climbing skyscrapers around the world without equipment. Previous conquests include the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the 2,717 ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai.