Two released on bail after Stonehenge paint attack

TWO people arrested after a paint attack at Stonehenge have been released on bail.

The incident, which saw orange paint sprayed on several of the historic stones, happened on Wednesday (June 19).

Environmental campaign group Just Stop Oil said it was behind the act, with two people arrested.

Wiltshire Police said they had now been arrested “to allow us additional time to work with specialists and progress our enquiries”.

“A man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, damaging an ancient monument and deterring a person from engaging in a lawful activity,” a spokesperson added.

“It follows reports that an orange substance had been sprayed on some of the stones by two suspects.

“We also continue to work closely with English Heritage.”