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Wimbledon security to be stepped up in wake of terror attacks

By Nina Massey

Published 23/06/2016

There will be higher levels of security at Wimbledon this year
There will be higher levels of security at Wimbledon this year

Unprecedented security, including a visible presence of armed police, will be seen at Wimbledon this year in response to recent terror attacks.

Extra measures will be taken in proportion to the country's terror threat level, and there will be more security than previously seen to ensure the safety of all visitors to the tournament.

A spokesman for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) said: "We will have more security than ever before, and a level of armed police will be in evidence.

"The level of security and policing is commensurate with the threat and is multi-layered. The level has been heightened, as you would expect with everything that has been going on."

"Throughout the year, the AELTC has been working closely with the Metropolitan Police to ensure that the championships will be as secure as possible and that security measures are comprehensive and proportionate with the threat level in the UK."

The Metropolitan Police added that in light of events around the world, including the Paris attacks, the security operation at Wimbledon had been "thoroughly reviewed".

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