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Wimbledon fans banned from bringing Thermos flasks

Bag searches are now commonplace at Wimbledon. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Tennis fans have been warned not to bring Thermos flasks to Wimbledon "for security reasons".

The flask ban means people will have to pay out £2.10 each time they want a cup of tea.

Spectators are prevented from bringing their flasks into the grounds by G4S guards at the gates.

The Guardian reported that one guard told a spectator the ban was being enforced after the Boston Marathon bombings, when a pressure cooker was used as an explosive device.

Three people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack in April 2013.

When asked for a statement, a Wimbledon spokesman said: "Thermos flasks are banned for security reasons."

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