Confusion over Stonehenge solstice

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The Independent Online
Police and security guards at Stonehenge in Wiltshire were outwitted by a 150-strong group of travellers and druids yesterday who managed to occupy the ancient monument.

Wiltshire police were winding down a major operation designed to prevent people from approaching the stone circle on the summer solstice the previous day, enforcing a four mile exclusion zone around the stones.

But the date of the solstice celebrations had been miscalculated and the exclusion order ran out at midnight on Wednesday, leaving the druids and travellers free to approach within 200 yards of the stones.

At dawn, about 50 worshippers scrambled over the fence. Police arrested one person and the remainder were ejected

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