Priddy Circle Arrest

RN 114 reported damage at Priddy Circles near Wells in Somerset. Part of one of the most important Neolithic monuments in the country appeared to have been deliberately flattened, probably with mechanical diggers.

In October 2011 the Avon and Somerset Police, following a joint investigation with English Heritage, announced that they had arrested a 72 year-old man on suspicion of criminal damage and causing damage to a scheduled monument. The man had been released on bail on October 31 last year and was due to report to police again in early January 2012; however his bail has been extended while investigations continue. The maximum fine for damaging a Scheduled Ancient Monument is £20,000.

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