Spring was just around the corner this weekend as the sun shined and temperatures spiked across London.

People gathered in parks and open spaces across the borough to soak up the good weather although this caused a strain on local police services.

The Royal Parks took to Twitter on Saturday (Feb 27) to list the high number of incidents that occurred:

“So today at Richmond Park officers assisted with:

• An unexploded device (believed WWII) just outside Bog Gate,

• Excess of 100 warnings given to people getting too close to the deer

• In excess of 20 warnings for people feeding the deer, including 1 person holding the deers antlers

• 4 warnings for off track cycling

• 49 Parking tickets issued

• 1 collision reported

• 2 warnings for dogs off leads

• 50 warnings for reckless cycling

• A call to a group of 30 people filming,

• Call to a fire & party in #BushyPark (no trace)

• Anti-Social Behaviour calls resulting in 7 people being reported for being in the locked Children’s playground at Bushy Park

• 2 COVID fines issued

• Numerous calls to vehicles/persons locked in Richmond Park....officers still on duty tackling groups of youths gathering in Bushy Park.”