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first_imgDetective inspector Jess Milne said: “The piece of art that hasbeen stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at thepalace.” “We believe a group of offenders used at least two vehiclesduring the offence. Thames Valley Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connectionwith the theft, but the artwork has not yet been found. An 18-carat gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace in anovernight burglary. Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, is currentlyclosed while investigations take place. Thieves broke into the palace in the early hours of Saturday morning,making off with the fully functioning toilet. The toilet entitled ‘America’, worth £1 million, was part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan.center_img The burglary caused “significant damage and flooding” because the toilet was plumbed into the palace in Woodstock last week as part of the art installation. Edward Spencer-Churchill, half-brother of the current Duke of Marlborough,said last month that he was relaxed about security for the artwork: “It’s notgoing to be the easiest thing to nick.” Visitors to the exhibition were able to use the toilet, with athree-minute time limit to avoid queues. “The artwork has notbeen recovered at this time, but we are conducting a thorough investigation tofind it and bring those responsible to justice. The toilet drewlarge crowds when it was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and itwas famously offered to President Trump in 2017.last_img read more