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French stuntman who specializes in scaling skyscrapers has been banned from climbing any building in UK. Alain Robert, 56, was handed 20-week prison sentence on Friday, suspended for two years, for scrambling up London's 201-metre Heron Tower. Mr Robert, dubbed " French Spiderman," was also handed $7,000 fine for disruption and for causing "large scale" emergency response. Hundreds of people stopped in street to watch him climb building and number of emergency services were called. Using his usual climbing method, Mr Robert ascended London tower using only his bare hands. He never uses ropes or other safety equipment.

judge who presided over Mr Robert's case told climber: "You are demonstrably accomplished climber, but there is always the danger that your actions could be imitated by those less proficient, with potentially fatal consequences." Another judge described incident as "publicity stunt". He pointed out that it appeared Robert had been sponsored to climb building because he was wearing T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of company. Robert was prepared for his arrest. When London Police apprehended him at foot of the tower on Thursday, he immediately handed officers his passport and telephone number of his lawyer.

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