Visitors defied advice to stay away from Stonehenge on the morning of the longest day.

Crowds were seen jumping the fence and gathering inside the stones after the Summer Solstice annual event had been cancelled.

Police were called to disperse the crowds at the English Heritage site.

The Summer Solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year, falls on June 21 marking the return of brighter evenings.

The English Heritage pulled a live feed of the sunrise at Stonehenge after people disregarded advice not to travel to the site.

Crowds of around 10,000 traditionally greet the moment dawn breaks, as the sun rises behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, with a mixture of cheers and silent meditation each June.

It is the second year in a row, the English Heritage has had to cancel the event.

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