IT seems the mystery of the dangling man has been solved.
Pictures of a young man hanging hundreds of feet from a crane over the M275 have proved a huge hit on social media sites.
And The News has managed to track them down to the Facebook page of Michael Dearing, a former Oaklands Catholic School pupil who now lives in Portsmouth.
He has uploaded several images of himself hanging off high structures by his fingertips – while taking photographs of the amazing feats using a selfie stick.
The News was inundated with calls from readers who recognised Michael, 24, from the photo printed in Wednesday’s paper.
One said: ‘It wasn’t a surprise to see the photo.
‘Michael is a bit of a jack the lad.
‘No one was surprised when he did it.
‘He probably just did it for attention.’
The News contacted Mr Dearing but he did not respond.