Man Arrested After Attempted Theft Of Original Copy Of Magna Carta In Southern England


A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta from Salisbury cathedral in southern England, police said on Friday (26). Alarms were activated when an attempt was made on Thursday (25) evening to smash the glass box containing the priceless medieval charter. “A man matching the description given by witnesses was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage ..,” Wiltshire police said in a statement. The parchment, one of only four original copies still surviving, was not damaged in the incident, they…

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