TWO intruders sparked a major security alert after gaining access to the set of EastEnders and running amok on Albert Square while streaming their break-in on Instagram.
Thousands of viewers egged on the duo as security guards chased them.
They got on the roof of the Queen Vic and laughed as they pretended to re-enact the soap’s chilling scene when Bradley Branning fell to the ground while being pursued by a cop.
One of the intruders said in a panic: “There’s police coming!” Security guards closed in on the two men – but one got away.
Viewers watching the stream of Monday night’s break-in saw the moment police arrived at the BBC’s Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Herts, and arrested one of the intruders.
The illegal stunt was organised by streaming team Littlest Live In The South, who are musician Tyrone Gordon from Southampton and comedian Vee Brown.
Gordon, who has 232,000 Instagram followers, and his co-host chatted to the two burglars before the break-in.
The duo’s previous pranks have included live-streaming a thief stealing a car and a family setting off a smoke-bomb in a super- market.
Another film involved a youth entering a police station through an open window.
A BBC source told HOAR: “It beggars belief that this illegal activity has been advertised beforehand as sport for online viewers’ entertainment.”
Herts police said: “A 16-year-old boy from Kent was detained by security staff and subsequently arrested on suspicion of being found on enclosed premises, going equipped to steal.”
EastEnders told HOAR: “We never comment on security matters.”
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