Druid reunited with Excalibur

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The Independent Online
A Druid who thinks he is the reincarnation of King Arthur was yesterday reunited with his ceremonial sword Excalibur.

Arthur Pendragon's sword was confiscated seven months ago by police in Trafalgar Square. But, it was returned to him yesterday after a judge at Southwark Crown Court said he was satisfied Mr Pendragon, 43, was a genuine Druid and that the sword was used for ceremonial and ritual purposes. Judge Stephen Robbins made his ruling after reading reports from Professor Ronald Hutton, a leading authority on Druids. He said: "Professor Hutton leaves ... no doubt that this defendant's Druid credentials are genuine. It is not in the public interest to pursue this case."