An ancient bluestone of the type used to build England’s world-famous stone circle Stonehenge was stolen from Preseli Hills in Wales, bundled into a car, and taken 10 miles away to be used as garden ornamentation.
At Mynachlog-ddu in west Wales, at around 3pm on Sunday December 29th, officers from Dyfed-Powys Police received a report that one of the famous bluestones selected to form part of England’s most famous Neolithic monument, Stonehenge, had been stolen.
The criminals, however, were filmed digging up the stone and loading it into the trunk of a car. Soon after the police discovered it being used as a garden feature only 10 miles away.
Mynachlog-ddu location within Pembrokeshire, where the bluestone was stolen. (Nilfanion / CC BY-SA 3.0)