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The Rollright Stones

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Arrest Over Stone Attack


A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to the 3,500-year-old Rollright Stones, near Chipping Norton, which were vandalised with yellow paint.

The 26-year-old has been questioned and released on police bail until March 19.

The attack on the ancient stones caused £50,000 worth of damage on April 1, last year. A £1,000 reward was offered by the Pagan Society in a bid to find the person responsible. The stone circle, which has about 70 stones, is known as the King's Men, while another five across a field are known as the Whispering Knights. On the other side of the road is the King Stone.

They are the third most important stone circle in the country, after Stonehenge and Avebury, both in Wiltshire.
juamei Posted by juamei
28th February 2005ce
Edited 1st March 2005ce

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