Seventh person arrested after golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace

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  • June 24, 2020
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Police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the theft of a golden toilet from Blenheim Palace last year.

A 44-year-old man from Kent was arrested on suspicion of burglary on June 18, Thames Valley police said on Wednesday. He has been released while the investigation continues.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary at the 18th century palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill in Oxfordshire on September 14.

The golden toilet, named America, by artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed as an artwork in the palace.

The goldent toilet, named America (Getty Images)

The fully-functioning lavatory is reportedly worth an estimated £4.8 million.

The theft also caused flood damage, as the toilet was connected to the palace’s plumbing so visitors could make full use of it.

Six people had previously been arrested, with all released under investigation.

A 66-year-old man from Evesham in Worcestershire was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a 35-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

Blenheim Palace (Getty Images)

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

Officers also arrested a 35-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The golden toilet is yet to be found.