A £1m solid gold toilet has been stolen from Blenheim Palace by burglars in an overnight robbery, police said today.
The 18-carat lavatory, which was initially reported to be worth £1m, was taken by a gang during a break-in at around 4.50am on Saturday. Law enforcement received a call about the burglary at 4:57 a.m. No one was injured, Thames Valley Police said.
In a statement, Detective Inspector Jess Milne, said: “The piece of art that has been stolen is a high-value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace.”
Police said the burglars broke in overnight and left the scene around 4:50 a.m. BST Saturday morning.
Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with the theft, but confirmed that the golden toilet is still missing and that there was “significant damage and flooding”.
At Blenheim Palace, the toilet was installed in a room next to the one in which Churchill was born. A statement announcing the exhibition said the work could be perceived as a comment on the social, political and economic disparities in the United States, CNN reports.

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