Solid-gold toilet theft at historic Churchill birthplace leads to arrest

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A MAN has been arrested after a burglary in which a solid-gold toilet at Winston Churchill’s birthplace was stolen.

The 18-carat-gold toilet was stolen in an overnight Burglary at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 

It was part of an art exhibition that opened last week and was a functioning toilet that visitors were invited to use.

A team of thieves using two vehicles is believed to have been involved in the theft that resulted in significant flooding damage to the 18th Century World Heritage Site where Sir Winston Churchill was born.

A 66-year-old man has been arrested but the golden toilet, created by conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan and entitled America, has not been found.

The site was closed on Saturday during the police investigation and clean up but is expected to open again on Sunday

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