News 14 September 2019

A gold toilet worth £1 million has been stolen from Winston Churchill’s house

14 September 2019

An 18-carat solid gold toilet has been stolen from Blenheim Palace overnight.
The toilet is valued at over £1 million pounds and was taken by a group from the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Blenheim Place is a stately home in Oxfordshire which is currently home to an art exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan called Victory is Not an Option.
A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the burglary however the police are still on the hunt for the loo.
In a statement, the detective inspector 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. We believe a group of offenders used at least two vehicles during the offence. The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice.”

The toilet took pride of place as a piece of artwork named America and visitors to Blenheim Palace were free to experience the wonders of sitting on the gold throne; proving they did not exceed the three-minute time limit.

The CEO of Blenheim Palace said in a statement, Following the Thames Valley Police statement we can confirm ‘America’, the art piece by Maurizio Cattelan has been stolen in the early hours of this morning. We are saddened by this extraordinary event, but also relieved no one was hurt. We are very grateful to our staff and to Thames Valley Police for their rapid and brave reactions”.
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