Five base jumpers broke into the i360 site this morning, scaled the tower and base jumped to the beach.
The i360 released a statement about the incident saying nobody was hurt, and it is now reviewing security arrangements at the site.
— Ian Marshall (@Eye_Marshall) January 23, 2016
The i360 statement said: “A security breach occurred at the i360 site last night. Five people broke in to the site, opened the lock on the tower and base jumped off the tower. No-one was hurt and they do not appear to have intended to cause any damage. Sussex Police were called to the site and are investigating.
“At present, the site is managed by our contractors J T Mackley with 24 hour security supplied by Beacon. We will be reviewing security levels with our contractors in light of this incident and will be stepping up our security further following this event.
“The building is not complete and permanent security measures will be being installed over the forthcoming months such as high security walls, alarmed doors, access control and CCTV cameras, which will make breaches of this type become increasingly difficult.”