EXCLUSIVE: Three Wimbledon security guards are arrested for BRAWLING with each other outside Court Two in view of horrified tennis fans… after one worker accused another of taking a three-hour break
- Three security guards brawled by Court Two last Friday lunchtime at Wimbledon
- Fans were on hand to witness the brawl and even called for security at one point
- The three men were arrested for affray and a police investigation is ongoing
Three Wimbledon security guards have been arrested after brawling outside a tennis court over an extended lunch break to the horror of spectators.
Met Police were called in at Friday lunchtime after reports of a fight between three workers employed by Knights Group Security outside Court Two.
It is understood that one worker accused his colleague of taking a three-hour break, before informing the company supervisor.
Wimbledon security guards have been arrested after brawling outside Court No 2 (pictured)
A large scale fight between the three men ensued in front of shocked fans, some of whom were fearful and alerted police.
One fan was heard saying: ‘Someone call security!’, not realising the fight was in fact between security workers.
The three men were arrested for affray and a police investigation is ongoing. They have been bailed until late July.
A company insider told Sportsmail: ‘It’s embarrassing. To have a fight in front of fans is not a good look. It has damaged the company’s reputation. I can’t believe they did that.’
Knights Group Security are employed by SW19 to provide security at the Championships and are among a number of companies who provide their services.
Security and stewarding at Wimbledon has come under scrutiny since the tournament began after it emerged that some staff had not scanned the digital tickets of fans leaving the premises properly in the first week, scuppering the ability for Wimbledon to resell tickets.
The three security guards were arrested for affray and a police investigation is ongoing
This is believed to have contributed to the swathes of empty seats on show courts early last week.
A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘At 2pm on Friday, July 1, officers on duty at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships were alerted to an altercation within the grounds.
‘Three men working at the event were arrested on suspicion of affray.
‘There were no reports of any injuries. They were taken into custody and were later bailed until a date in late July.’
A Knights Group Security spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Wimbledon declined to comment.