Wimbledon security heightened after terror attacks

Security measures at Wimbledon has been enhanced following the recent UK terror attacks involving vehicles hitting pedestrians.

The Metropolitan Police has said that the plans will see firearms officers in and around the grounds and a mobile unit which can ‘respond to emerging incidents’. This is in addition to ‘visible physical security’, which includes the installation of concrete roadside barriers to protect tennis fans outside the venue.

Wimbledon has published security advice on its website, saying there would be extensive searches of people, bags and vehicles and urging spectators to allow plenty of time for entry.

Supt Jo Edwards said: “We have put together a proportionate policing plan with a significant number of resources to support the club to deliver a really safe, secure competition. Our plans are based on a number of factors, including the threat level and recent events in London and the UK.”

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