Tea flasks banned at Wimbledon over terrorism fears

If you were hoping to sip a nice cup of tea at Wimbledon while watching the tennis, you may have to re-think your plans. Organisers have banned tea flasks because of concerns about terrorism.

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Any one heading into the All England Club will have their tea flask confiscated. It comes in response to the Boston bombings last year when a pressure cooker was used as a weapon. Speaking to The Telegraph, Caroline Fiennes, a philanthropy adviser said:

"I have always thought it rather delightful that one can take in food and drink. I’ve always taken a flask of tea but this year you can’t take them in, so I had to check mine in the left luggage before security — tea and all. Disaster."