A daredevil took a selfie while dangling by just one arm from a crane hundreds of metres up in the air.
Michael Dearing used a selfie stick to take the heart-stopping images of him holding by his fingers tips as he hung perilously, off a busy motorway.
The 23-year-old was branded "irresponsible and stupid" after uploading the selfies of himself near the M725 in Portsmouth, Hants, to his Facebook page.
But the carpenter, who lives in the coastal city, has today defended himself and said: "I would not have climbed this crane if I thought the risk was great enough to lose my life. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS.