A 45-year-old man has been released on conditional bail after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft of the Magna Carta.

On Thursday (25/10) shortly before 5pm, alarms were activated at Salisbury Cathedral after an attempt was made to smash the glass box surrounding the ancient manuscript.

The Magna Carta has not been damaged and nobody was injured in the incident.

The 45-year-old man has been bailed while our officers continue making enquiries.

We are still appealing for witnesses;  if you were in the cathedral at the time and have not spoken to police, please get in touch via 101 and quote crime reference number 54180101438.  Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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