Solstice celebrations have taken place at both Stonehenge and Avebury in a positive and peaceful manner, with approximately 12,000 people attending to see the sunrise at Stonehenge.
Supt Mark Sellers, said: “The policing operation this year focused on protecting the monument and environment by maintaining the integrity of the road network, minimising any impact on local communities and ultimately supporting English Heritage to ensure a safe and peaceful event for all.
“With an event of this size and nature a large amount of traffic is inevitable but our forward planning with Wiltshire Council, security staff and stewards, the Highways Agency and English Heritage meant that any issues were dealt with effectively.
“These changes for Solstice 2016 have proved a great success, with people celebrating at Stonehenge in a positive, friendly atmosphere as they waited for the sunrise.”
Up to four hundred people enjoyed the Solstice at Avebury, where the atmosphere was jovial and there were no arrests.
A 33 year old woman from Burford was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was taken to Melksham Custody.
A man was given a fixed penalty notice for a drug offence.
A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken to Melksham Police Station.