Four more people have been prosecuted by the Humber Bridge Board for illegally climbing the structure without permission.
Mr Swingler, Axel Grassi-Havenen, Peter George Taylor and Jesal Parshotan were prosecuted for breaching the board’s by-laws, although none of the defendants appeared at the hearings at Hull Magistrates Court on Friday, March 23.
Swingler and Grassi-Havnen attempted to climb the bridge on July 26, 2017, before days later Taylor and Parshotan illegally scaled the structure on August 1.
Swingler and Grassi-Havnen both pleaded guilty to trespass. Swingler was fined £135 and ordered to pay costs of £125 plus a victim surcharge of £30. Grassi-Havnen was fined £100, ordered to pay costs of £125 and a victim surcharge of £30.
Taylor and Parshotan were each fined £235 and ordered to pay costs of £125 and a victim surcharge of £30.
In January 2018 daredevil BMX rider Ryan Taylor was fined £400 and ordered to pay £125 so the Humber Bridge Board has now successfully prosecuted five individuals for unauthorised access to the bridge infrastructure.
Chief Executive of the Humber Bridge Dr Kevin Moore said: “As these prosecutions demonstrate, we take a zero-tolerance approach to people illegally climbing the Humber Bridge.
“We want people to understand how dangerous these actions are to themselves and other members of the public.”
A Polish man recently performed a daring handstand at the top of the Humber Bridge before publishing a gut-churning video of the acrobatic feat online, but none of this seems to have stopped people from their climbing antics.