The Daily Telegraph

Police hunt Spinnaker Tower base-jumpers


Police are hunting two men who broke into the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth before base-jumping (parachutin­g) from the top.

The pair are alleged to have caused criminal damage when they broke into the 107m-high viewing tower at about 9.15pm on March 9. Hampshire Police have issued CCTV images in a bid to identify the daredevils.

“Base” is an acronym for buildings, antennae, spans and earth, the four launching points for participan­ts. The extreme sport was first documented in 1978 by filmmaker Carl Boenish.

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