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Seven arrested at a 'peaceful' Stonehenge solstice

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Police say summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge were peaceful. Around 13,000 people gathered at the ancient monument to watch the sunrise with only seven arrests.

Armed police were in attendance following the recent terror attacks but officers also carried out their usual role of overseeing traffic and keeping the local community safe.

This year, following recent terror attacks in London and Manchester, we had an armed presence at Stonehenge along with high visibility patrols.

Whilst there was not and still is no specific risk to Wiltshire or the region, we will always do what we can to ensure public safety and try to provide a reassuring presence for people who attend the event.

This was a successful policing operation with only seven arrests and am glad that attendees were able to enjoy the celebrations in a friendly and positive manner as they waited for the sunrise.”

– Supt Dave Minty, Wiltshire Police

One man arrested has been released with no further action - the other six are in custody.

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