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