Stonehenge summer solstice celebrations see thousands gather

An estimated 37,000 people gathered to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year, with a small number of arrests reported by police.

Wiltshire Police said the 25 arrests were mostly for drugs-related offences.

Druids and pagans are among those who mark the summer solstice at sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury.

"We are pleased that the solstice celebrations have been enjoyable events for the majority of people attending," said a spokesman for Wiltshire Police.

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Sunrise at Stonehenge
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