WATCH: Man found hanging from gate had been stuck there for 40 minutes

30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)

IN PICTURES: St George’s Day parade in Emsworth

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This is the hilarious moment an intruder was found hanging from a gate he was trying to climb over - after being stuck for 40 minutes.

The hapless man had attempted to scale a fence leading to the concealed rear area of a pub but got his shoe stuck on a spike.

The man was found hanging onto the gate

The man was found hanging onto the gate

He was forced to cry for help while dangling in mid-air until a group of regulars went to investigate.

They began filming the scene in Scotland and quizzed him on what he was up to as he begged for help.