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Watch 'crazy' youths make death-defying climbs on huge Thorpe Park rollercoasters at night

By Surrey Mirror  |  Posted: April 20, 2017

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A video showing a group of youths breaking into Thorpe Park and scaling two rollercoasters at night has been posted online today (Thursday, April 20).

The group of four parkour enthusiasts got into the theme park and scaled the rollercoaster Stealth - which is the UK's second tallest reaching 62 metres high, and also the looping rollercoaster Colossus on Easter Sunday (16 April).

The footage, shot and uploaded onto YouTube by 18-year-old parkour enthusiast Rikke Brewer, shows the moment the group scaled Stealth after jumping over the park's fences to gain entry.

The co-founder of parkour group Brewman turns to the camera and says: "Your boy Rikke just broke into Thorpe Park. You can't say that every day."

The group are then shown climbing on looping rollercoaster Colossus before getting caught and apologising to security guards with a fire engine in the background.

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Undertaking the feat has cost Rikke a two year ban from the theme park, which warned it will take legal action against the "foolish" youths.

At the end of the video, Rikke said: "We have just been detained and banned for two years at Thorpe Park. Pretty jokes."

He took to social media to share the letter from Thorpe Park officially banning him from the venue, writing: "Getting a 2 year ban because we climbed up stealth. Had to put a fake name obviously, I wanna go Thorpe park soon so..."

The letter reads: "In accordance with the Thorpe Park Regulations, your actions today have constituted a breach of our terms and conditions.

"This has resulted in our refusal to allow your to enter, or remain, on Thorpe Park property.

"As a result of your actions, you are now banned from entering Thorpe Park property, for a period of 24 months.

"Failure to comply with the ban may result in police action, or an action in Civil Recovery to recover any losses caused as a result of your actions in gaining unauthorised access to our premises."

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During the Bank Holiday weekend a Surrey Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "A group of youths broke in and climbed to the top of the Stealth ride. By the time we got there they had rescued themselves.

"I think they saw the better of it and climbed down as it is crazy going that high."

The firefighters remained on scene for 45 minutes until 11pm at the Chertsey-based theme park, which has been closing at 6pm throughout the Easter holidays. Officers from Surrey Police were also in attendance.

A spokeswoman for Merlin Entertainments, which manages Thorpe park, said: "Thorpe Park takes trespass extremely seriously. It has a zero tolerance policy towards this behaviour which is irresponsible, foolish and potentially very dangerous for those individuals as well as others. As such we will be pursuing legal action against those involved."

Brewman, a parkour group which Rikke co-founded, is denying any involvement with the incident.

They said: "The climbing of Stealth and Colossus were nothing to do with Brewman parkour as a team so we will not be making a comment."

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