British police stated Friday they’ve arrested a person suspected of attempting to steal a Magna Carta from its show case at Salisbury Cathedral.
Wiltshire Police stated cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon when an individual tried to smash the glass field surrounding the Magna Carta.
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The Magna Carta granted by King John in 1215 has grow to be an everlasting image of the rule of legislation. The doc on show on the cathedral is one in every of 4 surviving unique Magna Cartas.
Police say the Magna Carta was not broken and nobody was damage throughout the incident.
The 45-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of tried theft, possession of a weapon and legal injury. He has not been recognized or charged.
Police stated the person matched an outline given by witnesses. Officers have requested different eyewitnesses to come back ahead with particulars.
Salisbury Cathedral has been within the information lately as a result of two Russians accused of finishing up the nerve agent assault on ex-spy Sergei and Yulia Skripal claimed throughout a TV interview in September that they’d travelled to Salisbury to see its “well-known cathedral,” to not poison anybody.
Along with the uncommon Magna Carta, the cathedral is understood for having the tallest cathedral spire in Britain.