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Crane climber returns with daring 'freerunning' video across Cambridge rooftops

Weeks after a video showed him hanging from a crane in Southampton, daredevil James Kingston has filmed himself bounding across 15ft gaps between three-storey buildings.


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The adrenaline junkie who scaled a 250ft crane bare-handed has completed his latest death-defying stunt by leaping across city rooftops in Cambridge.

Weeks after a video showed him hanging from a crane in Southampton, daredevil James Kingston has filmed himself bounding across 15ft gaps between three-storey buildings.



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He then effortlessly leaps across the tops of other buildings using a free-running technique known as parkour.

The video of his exploits, filmed on a headcam, have already clocked up 140,000 views online.

Compared to his Southampton exploits, James, 22, said his run across the roofs at Cambridge was 'just another day in the park'.


But his antics have angered Cambridge University who say he was trespassing on many of their buildings.

But James and partner Scott Bass, 21, insist they do no harm and can't understand the people who try to stop them.



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James, who started 'freerunning' six years ago, said: 'I've got quite a few good friends in Cambridge, and the rooftops there are the best in the whole UK for what I do.

'It had always been in our minds to go there and shoot something, so I finally did.

'As for the jump at the beginning, I didn't even need to prepare because there was no doubt in my mind that I'd make it.

'I've trained hard, so I know what I can do, and for me it's just another jump, just another day in the park.

'I've heard a lot of stories of people training in Cambridge and being stopped. I don't know what makes some people hate freerunning so much.

'Perhaps it's because they think we don't know what we're doing and are causing damage.

'Some people can't understand it and therefore are afraid of it and want to get rid of it as soon as they can.

'I'm not reckless, I care about what I'm doing and we're careful not to damage the buildings we're on.'

A spokesman for Cambridge University said James was endangering himself and others.

He said: 'Not only is it trespassing, but endangering public health and their own health.

'We would not encourage the activities from the video in any way.'

James has also completed other hair-raising stunts on tall structures in Los Angeles and Italy.

Last month he played down his stunt with the crane and said he climbed the structure as a way of living life to the full.


He said: 'I wasn't scared. You can't afford to be scared when you're hanging by your fingertips. I did it for the adventure.'

'I didn't go up there to die. I went up there to live.'