Three arrested over golden toilet theft from Blenheim Palace

Art installation lavatory is worth around £4.8m

Claire Hayhurst
Wednesday 16 October 2019 19:23 BST
Police on hunt for toilet thieves after after golden loo stolen from Blenheim Palace

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 14 September.

The art installation lavatory, valued at around £4.8m, 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 man from Evesham was previously arrested on suspicion of burglary, along with a man from Cheltenham who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

Press Association

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