A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Bradford by West Yorkshire Police on suspicion of carrying out offences at the Stonehenge World Heritage Site between August and September this year.

The man was arrested at the request of Wiltshire Police after displaying a bullet on social media that he allegedly found at Stonehenge.

He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally or recklessly damaging a protected monument, using a metal detector in a protected place without the written consent of the Secretary of State, removing an archaeological or historical interest which is discovered by the use of a metal detector in a protected place without written consent, and possession of explosives without a valid permit.

West Yorkshire Police also cautioned the man for possession of Class B drugs that were found at his home during his arrest. He has since been released under investigation.

Heritage crime officer PC Emily Thomas said: “Our heritage assets are protected by specific criminal offences to prevent the damage caused by unlicensed alteration and thereby diminish the enjoyment of heritage sites for others.

"On this occasion the suspect was identified when posting his finds and the location on social media.”