Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge

DRUIDS, pagans and revellers converged on Stonehenge at the weekend to celebrate the longest day of the year.

There were about 35,000 people at the ancient monument as the sun rose on Sunday morning.

Police have confirmed the event passed in a largely positive and peaceful way, although about 70 people were arrested, mainly for drug and alcohol related offences.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “I really want to thank the vast majority of people who attended for the responsible way they behaved. “My officers and other agencies have done a superb job and worked well together for the public and I publicly thank them for this.

“I am disappointed that a small number of people have ignored the advice of the Police partners by behaving unlawfully in ways that could endanger others. We have repeatedly stated that we will take firm but proportionate action against such individuals and we have done this.”

  • For an in-depth report and pictures see the June 25 edition of the Salisbury Journal.

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