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Man filmed stuck in window in Nottingham cleared of burglary

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Media captionThe students thought Carl Attar had got himself stuck during a prank

A man who was filmed dangling upside down from a window of a university building has been cleared of burglary.

Carl Attar, 27, was trapped for five hours after trying to climb into the Nottingham Trent University building on 23 January.

Magistrates in Nottingham found him not guilty of burglary with intent to steal.

His solicitor said he was a homeless drug addict trying to find somewhere warm to sleep.

Speaking after the case, Mr Attar, of Norwood Road, Radford, told the Nottingham Post: "I wasn't bothered about the students laughing, I just wanted to get down.

Image caption Students Daniel De Niet and Tom Burdett spotted Carl Attar in the window

"Doctors told me another half an hour and I would have to have my legs amputated.

"I'm not a burglar. I was just trapped. It's like a lesson being taught. I'm changing my ways."

Students Daniel De Niet and Tom Burdett were returning home after a night out when they spotted Mr Attar wedged in the window, about 8ft (2.4m) off the ground at the university's Arkwright building.

The pair initially thought he was a drunk student who got himself wedged in the middle of a prank.

Mr De Niet, who filmed the man, said: "I got to the top of the stairs and I heard shouting and screaming for help.

"I looked up and saw someone wedged in the window."

They phoned 999 and Mr Attar was freed by the fire service, and arrested by police on suspicion of burglary.

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