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WOODSTOCK, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: "America", a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England. The Italian artist is known as the prankster of the art world. His most notable piece being "America" a solid gold usable toilet which had art lovers queuing to use when it was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
The fully-functioning solid gold toilet was created by artist Maurizio Cattelan (Picture: Getty Images)

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing an 18-carat solid gold toilet from Blenheim Palace valued at round £4.eight million.

The totally functioning lavatory, named America and put in for an artwork exhibition at Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace, was taken throughout a housebreaking within the early hours of Saturday.

It was designed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and its theft from a wood-panelled room on the 18th-century Oxfordshire property prompted vital flood injury.

Thames Valley Police mentioned a 36-year-old man from Cheltenham had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and launched below investigation.

It comes after a 66-year-old man beforehand arrested on suspicion of housebreaking was launched on bail till October 9.

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Undated handout photo issued by Tom Lindboe/Blenheim Art Foundation of a solid gold toilet, which has been stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. PA Photo. Issue date: Saturday September 14, 2019. The loo - valued at ??1 million and installed as part of an art exhibition at Blenheim Palace - was taken in the early hours of Saturday, Thames Valley Police have confirmed. See PA story POLICE Blenheim. Photo credit should read: Tom Lindboe/Blenheim Art Foundation/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The lavatory was stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill (Picture: PA)
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Handout photo taken with permission from the twitter feed of James Morley showing the damage at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire after thieves stole the sculpture 'America', an 18-carat solid gold toilet reportedly worth ??4.8 million, by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday September 16, 2019. The loo, installed as part of an art exhibition at the 18th century Oxfordshire estate, was taken in the early hours of Saturday. See PA story POLICE Blenheim. Photo credit should read: James Morley/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The theft prompted vital flood injury (Picture: James Morley/PA)

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Steven Jones mentioned: ‘We are persevering with to analyze this incident and have made a second arrest in reference to it.

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‘Our priority is to locate the stolen item, and I would urge anyone with any information to contact police by calling 101.’

Police consider a gang of thieves utilizing a minimum of two automobiles had been accountable for stealing the toilet.

Witness ought to quote the reference quantity URN 273 (14/9).

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