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Merton officers seize drone at Wimbledon

News   •  Jun 27, 2015 12:48 BST

Police were alerted to man flying a drone over All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon  from a nearby golf course at 0837hrs this morning, Saturday, 27 June. The drone has been seized.

Officers from Merton police investigate. Enquiries continue.

Inspector Roger Robinson of Merton Police said: “It is an offence to fly a drone within 50 metres of a structure. Anyone intending to fly a drone should give prior consideration to the surrounding landscape and any structures or venues.

“While it is not our intention to prevent people from enjoying the use of drones, it is important that regulations are adhered to. Police will take positive action against anyone committing an offence.”

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