The Met Police have explained how it plans to keep people safe during the two-week Wimbledon Championships.

Officers will once again be on the ground for the duration of the tennis event with thousands of spectators expected to walk through the gates this year.

A statement by the Met said that it had drawn on past years’ experience of the event in preparation.

"A wide range of policing tactics will be deployed during the event to prevent crime," the message read.

"Officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the local area, and firearms officers and a highly mobile reserve that can respond to emerging incidents will be on standby.

"In addition, specially-trained officers from Project Servator will be deployed in and around the venue to deter and detect criminal activity, and provide reassurance."

It added that officers will be working both in uniform and plain clothes.

Superintendent Jo Edwards, who is in charge of the policing of this year's Championships said he looks forward to "one of the most anticipated" events of the sporting year.

"It is our job to prevent crime and ensure everyone’s safety so fans can enjoy the spectacle, and we have been working closely with The All England Lawn Tennis Club, British Transport Police and other partners to help deliver a memorable event," he said.

“All eyes will be on the world-class tennis on display, but we would urge people in the grounds and the local area to be vigilant and report anything unusual or suspicious to security staff and/or a police officer, or by calling 999.”