Wimbledon 2012: no-fly zone declared over championships to prevent terror attack
Aircraft are banned from flying below 500 feet over the All England Club in London SW19 and within a perimeter of 0.75 nautical miles.
Ground commander Supt Pete Dobson of the Metropolitan Police said that general security had been increased for this year's tournament, which ends just 18 days before the Olympics, and that more uniformed and plain clothed officers would be on the ground.
"I am conscious that the attention is on London throughout the whole summer," he said. "I am acutely aware that if someone was to do something untoward here it could well have a knock on effect on the Olympics.There is a greater security awareness this year. "We are always looking to improve security plans so we do review it and we do make some tactical changes so we can defeat anyone who is trying to do a hostile reconnaissance."
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