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Pensioner arrested at Wimbledon for sexual assault inside All England club

Tents had been set up in the park for people to queue overnight for tickets to watch Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the men’s final.A Scotland Yard spokesman said at the time: ”Police are investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault in Wimbledon Park, off Church Road, in the early hours of Sunday July 7.”A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken into custody at a south London police station.”It is not known if charges were ever brought against the man.  The Telegraph contacted both Scotland Yard and Wimbledon, but both refused to confirm whether the man arrested was a member of staff at SW19 or a spectator. Both also refused to discuss where within the vast grounds of the world’s premier tennis tournament the alleged attack happened. It is not the first allegation of sexual attacks linked to the All England Lawn Tennis Club. In 2013, a 30-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the alleged rape of a 34-year-old woman in Wimbledon Park.  A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman at Wimbledon.The pensioner was detained by security staff at the championships before being arrested by police who described the alleged victim as a woman in her 20s. The incident took place at 6pm on Wednesday within the grounds of the club, but not courtside, the Metropolitan Police said.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “On Wednesday July 4 at around 6pm a 72-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault following an incident at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, SW19.”The incident happened within the grounds but not courtside. Security staff within the ground detained the man and he was arrested by police.”He was taken into custody at a south London police station where he remains in custody.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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