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Three arrested in connection with theft of gold toilet from Blenheim Palace

The two men and one woman, all from Oxford, remain in police custody.

The solid gold toilet (Tom Lindboe/Blenheim Art Foundation)
The solid gold toilet (Tom Lindboe/Blenheim Art Foundation)

By Claire Hayhurst, PA

Three people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at Blenheim Palace in which a golden toilet was stolen.

Thames Valley Police were called to reports of a burglary at Winston Churchill’s birthplace at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on September 14.

The art installation lavatory, valued at around £4.8 million, was allegedly taken in the overnight raid at the 18th-century estate.

On Wednesday, the force announced that three further arrests had been made in connection with the burglary.

A force spokesman said: “A 35-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, all from Oxford, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a burglary other than a dwelling.

“They all remain in police custody.”

The fully-functioning toilet named America had been plumbed in for visitors to use in a wood-panelled room.

A 66-year-old man from Evesham was previously arrested on suspicion of burglary, along with a 35-year-old man from Cheltenham who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.



From Belfast Telegraph