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VERY SORRY IF THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN POSTED - as I know it's from April, but I haven't seen it on here. Please delete if appropriate
THESE shocking pictures show men who risked dozens of lives by scaling Blackpool Tower at night.
Two of the men, who boasted about their exploits and provided pictures on an online â€œurban exploration forumâ€, used scaffolding surrounding the tower to reach the 158m high flagpole.
And Tower bosses say they are â€œincandescentâ€ after discovering the men had not only put their own lives at risk, but those of builders who used the scaffolding the next day.
A spokesman for the Tower said: â€œWe launched an investigation immediately and informed the police so these people can be caught.
â€œWe are appalled people could do this.
â€œTheyâ€™re not just risking their lives, but the lives of people below, and those of builders, who were working the next day.
â€œWe are incandescent and would urge anyone who saw this to contact police.â€
The men, who call themselves Sho and Millhouse, climbed the Tower last month â€“ and then brought two friends back to repeat the mindless stunt two days later.
On forum 28dayslater, Sho claims he was inspired by two adrenaline junkies who climbed three quarters of the way up the Tower last year â€“ and bragged about it on the same forum.
He boasts: â€œI had been following progress on the Towerâ€™s refurb quite fiercely recently.
â€œIt had become somewhat of a fixation for me after it was three quarters explored last summer.â€
The men also broke into the observation deck to take pictures.
Millhouse added: â€œWe checked out the site first and we knew we had to pick our moment well due to the amount of passing people, but after a long wait we made our move.
â€œWe worked out our route and climbed up to the base of the tower before proceeding up the structure, and we found the viewing platform open.
â€œCarrying on up we were soon standing next to the flagpole, and what a view.â€