Man, 45, arrested on suspicion of common assault at Avebury solstice

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Four people were arrested at Stonehenge last night as more than 10,000 gathered to mark the summer solstice.

One further arrest was made at Avebury, but overall the event passed peacefully.

Superintendent Dave Minty said: “We were pleased with how summer solstice went once again this year.

“It passed peacefully with just one arrest at Avebury and four at Stonehenge, including one person on suspicion of drink driving.

“Overnight, we deployed a force drone at Stonehenge several times to help keep an eye on the estimated 10,000 strong crowd.

“We got some really good footage and by using a live feed to the control room it made it easier for us to place officers and security officers around the site where they may be needed.”

A 45-year-old man from Great Somerford was arrested on suspicion of common assault in Avebury.

Four more were arrested at Stonehenge.

A 25-year-old man from Warminster arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A 15-year-old girl from Bulford arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly

A 44-year-old man from Salisbury arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure

A 19-year-old male from the Isle of Wight arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

All are currently in custody for questioning.

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