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Local residents have warned Wimbledon patrons against having 'sex and drugs parties' in the local area.
Tennis fans from around the globe have flocked to the All England Lawn Tennis Club as the prestigious tournament kicks off once again.
But Wimbledon locals have laid down the law, putting up hand-made posters in the nearby streets encouraging spectators to be on their best behaviour.
In particular, the south west London residents have instructed fans not to engage in sexual acts 'in the woods'.
One poster read: “Game Sex and Match NO THANKS. Visiting tennis fans please respect our park and woodland. Anti-social behaviour such as drugs, booze and sex parties will not be tolerated. Police patrol this area regularly and you have been warned. Thanks for your consideration. Enjoy the tennis!”
While another said: “Dear tennis fans and visitors to our local park in Wimbledon, please respect our area and woodland over the next two weeks. We politely ask: No BBQs, no littering, no sex and drug parties in the woods. The police will be patrolling this area and car park because of previous anti-social behaviour during Wimbledon fortnight so you have been warned.”
Fan behaviour has been flagged with authorities in the past with one local resident claiming that spectators get 'carried away' during the sunny weather.
“In the summer all sorts goes on in the woods," the person told The Daily Star.
“But during Wimbledon fortnight, especially if the weather gets hot, people get carried away and pop into the woods.
“I’ve seen couples having sex, drugs parties, everything really.
“With so many fans camping in the park it turns into a big party after dark and people just get carried away especially if they’ve been knocking back the Pimms all day.
“We’ve put notices up in the past, but they just get ripped down. Hopefully the police will step up their patrols this year and kick out anyone they catch wanting a love match.”
Aside from the copious amounts of strawberries and cream as well as the box office entertainment on offer, Wimbledon spectators have been known to indulge in the odd beverage or too.
And now it has clearly gotten to the point where local residents have had enough – so much so that they're typing up and printing out posters to hang up in the streets.
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