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

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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.