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Drone seized after it flies over Wimbledon

It is an offence to fly a drone within 50 metres of a building Credit: PA

Police have seized a drone after it was spotted flying over Wimbledon tennis ground.

It was seized just after 8.30am after it was flown over All England Lawn Tennis Club where the Wimbledon tournament will start on Monday.

It was being operated by a man at a nearby golf course.

Police officers in Merton have reminded the public that it is illegal to fly a drone within 50 metres of a building.

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.

– Insp Roger Robinson


Teen sexually assaulted on Wimbledon tram

Officers have released CCTV images of the man they want to trace about the sexual assault on a tram in Wilmbledon Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released an image of man they would like to speak to following a sexual assault on a tram.

The incident happened between Belgrave Walk station in Mitcham and Dundonald Road station in Wimbledon on Wednesday 25 March shortly before 8am.

The 17-year-old girl boarded the tram at Belgrave Walk heading to Wimbledon but during the journey she was inappropriately touched and assaulted by a man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference S-SUB/B7 of 17/04/15.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Nursery statement after inquest verdict

The owner of Dicky Birds Nurseries has released this statement following the inquest verdict today:

At the time we did not appreciate how dangerous jelly play could be. Immediately after the tragedy, we removed all free flow and food play from our nurseries. We remain devastated that the tragedy of this day two years ago cannot be undone and our thoughts remain with Tiya’s family.

– Rachel Berry, Dicky Birds Nurseries


MPs declare Wimbledon tickets and hospitality

Novak Djokovic. Credit: Sport/EMPICS Sport

MPs have declared more than £13,500 worth of Wimbledon 2014 tickets and hospitality. Among the beneficiaries were Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, Conservative, Mark Field, Shadow Sports Minister, Clive Efford and House of Commons speaker, John Bercow.

Organisations that donated seats in the prestigious Royal Box included the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the All England Club. A major tobacco company also offered tickets to the men's final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

On two separate occasions John Bercow was given seats in the Royal Box which had a total value of £6,210. Harriet Harman received two tickets from the All England Club to the Royal Box and lunch valued at £3,5590.

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