Summer solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer season.

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Police hail summer solstice party a 'great success'

Police have hailed this year's summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge a "great success" after there were far fewer arrests than in previous years.

Solstice 2013 has been a great success with approximately 21,000 people celebrating in the positive, friendly atmosphere as they waited for sunrise.

The majority of people respected the conditions of entry and the amnesty bins provided were used.

Approximately 70 cannabis street warnings were issued. As with previous years, the passive drugs dogs proved very effective.

– Superintendent Matt Pullen, Wiltshire Police

Around 22 people were taken into custody, mainly in relation to drugs offences.


Police warn crowds to stay safe during summer solstice

Wiltshire Police are urging crowds to stay safe during this year's summer solstice. They also say drunk people will be refused entry to Stonehenge.


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