A Youtube dare devil who filmed himself climbing the Severn Bridge and Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster has added another famous site to his bucket list – Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia.
Footage of Ally Law scaling the Antoni Gaudi-designed temple with friends despite a high-level terror alert has already been viewed more than 460,000 times online.
The crazy stunt has also prompted an internal investigation by site managers as well as a police probe into how the men managed to breach security and get away without being caught.
The video Ally posted on his YouTube channel showed he and two friend inside the Sagrada Familia enclosure for nine minutes and were able to outsmart and outrun security guards who spotted them as they scaled metal scaffolding around the temple before having to abort their climb to avoid arrest.
Southampton-born Ally, filmed fist-bumping his friends after they made it to safety in a nearby park, says on the video: ‘That felt like pure mission impossible right there.
‘We tried it, we gave it our best bet. I was scared. We bumped into a fan who watches the videos. I should have videoed him.
Ally Law as he begins to climbs Sagradia Famila in Barcelona
‘He told us, ‘If you run from security or the police you will get beaten and he’s Spanish so he knows his stuff.
‘He said, ‘Either run really fast or don’t run at all.’ Obviously we ran really fast.’
A friend known only as Alex, recounts how he came within inches of being caught and thrown behind bars after security guards jumped in a lift to try to reach them, added: ‘It was coming up.
‘I was higher up and I was standing there watching it come up.
‘I didn’t know what to do, I was so scared.
‘As it came up I run round the corner to hide. The security guards both run round me and somehow don’t see me and run off. It didn’t make any sense.
‘I’ve waited a bit and then sneaked off and then climbed back down the lift shaft to meet you two and then we’re out of there.
Ally replied to camera: ‘I’m so glad you didn’t end up in a cell in Spain.’
The climb – posted online under the title ‘INSANE SECURITY ESCAPE (CLIMBING Sagrada Familia) WE GOT LUCKY – is thought to have taken place in the early hours of March 10.
Police launched an investigation the day after the footage was posted online on Tuesday.
The daredevil has previously climbed the Severn Bridge and Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster – but has now added the Sagrada Familia to his list
Footage of Ally Law scaling the Antoni Gaudi-designed temple with friends despite a high-level terror alert has already been viewed more than 460,000 times online
Sagrada Familia’s head of security Marc Martinez admitted in a radio interview ‘the speed of reaction and the number of security people was not sufficient’ and said security measures were now being reviewed.
He also claimed local city hall-employed police – the Guardia Urbana – took 40 minutes to arrive after they were called.
A spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the regional police force tasked with investigating the complaint filed by the Sagrada Familia’s managers, said: ‘We have opened an investigation to identify these youngsters.
‘The incident we’re talking about would be an administrative pubic order infringement.’
A source added the men would probably face a fine, although it was unclear today if it would be sent to their homes in the UK and whether they could face problems next time they try to enter Spain.
Spain is currently on terror alert level number four.
The crazy stunt has also prompted an internal investigation by site managers as well as a police probe into how the men managed to breach security
The terrorists behind last August’s deadly attacks in Barcelona and nearby Cambrils had planned to use butane gas cylinders to blow up iconic landmarks including the Sagrada Familia.
Last month Mr Law uploaded video of him walking up suspension cable to the top of one of the Severn Bridge’s 446-ft towers with nine other daredevils.
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed afterwards officers attended the scene and gave the trespassers ‘words of advice’ but no arrests were made.
A spokesman for Highways England said at the time it would be liaising with police to pursue a prosecution for criminal damage.
YouTuber Ally also famously broke into the set of Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother during filming of a live episode, managing to reach the top of the structure by walking up the cables.
As well as the Blackpool Tower, he has also scaled the O2 Arena and the Ethiad Stadium, the home of Manchester City.
Last September he climbed Scotland’s tallest building – the 417ft Glasgow Tower – with a friend without safety gear.
Ally branded his Sagrada Familia ‘the most intense video I’ve ever made’ on his YouTube channel.
The footage shows Ally and two friend inside the Sagrada Familia enclosure for nine minutes and were able to outsmart and outrun security guards
Fan Toby Skinner suggested: ‘Carry a parachute with you, so if you need to escape, you can BASE jump it.’ US-based Jonathan Pitchford said: ‘Come to the US and do an overnight challenge in the White House.’ Nicole Slytherin added; ‘I’m so glad you all made it down because the Spanish security definitely wouldn’t hesitate to shoot you.’
US-based Jonathan Pitchford said: ‘Come to the US and do an overnight challenge in the White House.’
Nicole Slytherin added; ‘I’m so glad you all made it down because the Spanish security definitely wouldn’t hesitate to shoot you.’