Somerset man charged with damaging Priddy Circles

Priddy Circles - Photo: Peter Glastonbury The Priddy Circles are believed to have been constructed about 5,000 years ago

A man from Somerset is to appear in court charged with damaging a prehistoric monument near Wells.

Damage was done to a section of the Priddy Circles, which is made up of four large Neolithic circular henges, at some point in May or June last year.

English Heritage said it is a criminal offence to intentionally or recklessly destroy or damage a scheduled monument without lawful excuse.

The man is due at South Somerset and Mendip Magistrates' Court on 19 April.

According to Somerset County Council, Priddy Circles is one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the county and was constructed approximately 5,000 years ago.

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