TWO people were arrested during the summer Solstice festivities at Stonehenge.

Despite this, police say the event was "a success on many levels", with only traffic being a main issue.

A 49-year-old man from the London area was arrested on suspicion of common assault.

A 41-year-old man from Trowbridge was arrested on suspicion of possession and intending to supply Class A and B drugs.

They are both currently in police custody.

Superintendent Phil Staynings said: "This year’s summer Solstice – the first one celebrated as a public gathering at Stonehenge in three years - has been a success on many levels. 

"Inevitably, there were some traffic delays approaching Stonehenge due to the sheer number of vehicles wanting to visit the site, but overall the whole event has passed off with no major incidents and the atmosphere remained convivial throughout - no doubt helped by the weather which has been incredible this year.

"It’s good news that only two arrests were made, showing that the good relationship we have with our partners, including English Heritage at Stonehenge and the National Trust at Avebury, does work to make large scale events like this run smoothly."

Around 6,000 people gathered to mark the Solstice at the world famous landmark this morning, June 21, with the sun rising above the stones between 4am and 5am.

Around 170,000 people from around the world tuned in to watch the sunset and sunrise livestream. 

Nichola Tasker, English Heritage’s director of Stonehenge, said: “Celebrating summer Solstice is one of the highlights of the year at Stonehenge and we’re so delighted to have been able to welcome people back this year and also to live stream the occasion to thousands of people right around the world.

"Wherever you are, it’s a great opportunity for friends and families to come together to mark the longest day of the year, as people have done for thousands of years."

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