HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 c242W
Mr. Alex Carlile

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were (a) arrested and (b) charged in connection with grant disturbances at and near to Stonehenge; and the grounds of arrest and the nature of the charges; how many police officers and other were injured; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

[pursuant to his reply, 14 June 1985, c. 570]: I understand from the latest information available to the chief constable that, of the 482 arrests on 1 June 1985 and 161 arrests on other days between 31 May and 27 June the following action has so far been taken.

Charged 495
Not released: Released on police bail 77
Other* 71
Total arrested 643
* Includes 23 charge refused

32 cautioned

2 warrant for arrest

14 result not known

The majority of charges are for public order offences; other charges include possession of controlled drugs, theft, criminal damage and assault. In the police operation on 1 June, 15 police officers and 16 others were reported injured though none seriously.

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