Police Seize Drone Flying Over Wimbledon

It was spotted over the All England Club

A drone has been seized after being spotted flying over Wimbledon's All England Club not long before the annual tennis championships get underway.

It was seen being flown from a nearby golf course at 8.37am on Saturday (June 27). It was seized by police, who are now investigating the incident.

Inspector Roger Robinson of Merton Police said: "It is an offence to fly a drone within 150 metres of congested areas or 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."

June 28, 2015