A third person has been arrested in connection with the incident at Stonehenge last Wednesday, where several of the stones were sprayed with an orange substance. 

Wiltshire Police have confirmed a man in his 30s from Essex was arrested by the Met Police on Thursday, June 27 on suspicion of aiding and abetting criminal damage, aiding and abetting unauthorised entry and damage to an ancient monument, and aiding and abetting aggravated trespass.

He has now been released on bail.

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s were previously arrested in connection with the incident but remain on bail while the investigations continue. 

Police say they are continuing to work with English Heritage and partners to progress their enquiries. 

Following the protest, English Heritage said experts had quickly removed the orange powder from the stones, as there was a risk it would harm rare lichens growing on the stones.