Greenpeace activists who were arrested after climbing the Thames cable car have been bailed.

The protesters were spotted attempting to walk across the Emirates Air Line at just after 5am on Friday, July 10, before having to come down as the wire was too wobbly.

British Transport Police (BTP) arrested nine people in connection with the stunt. All have now been released bail.

A BTP spokesman said: “We were called to the Emirates Air Line south terminal in Greenwich following reports of a number of protesters at the location.

“Officers liaised with the protesters who came down voluntarily shortly before 9.30am.

“Following the incident, nine people were arrested on suspicion of trespass and conspiracy to commit criminal damage and have since been released on bail.”

The ambitious stunt was organised to target Shell staff working in Canary Wharf, in protest at the company’s controversial plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

The ages of those arrested ranged between 21 and 48. One came all the way from Edinburgh to participate.