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Unusual but true: Gold toilet worth 1 million pounds stolen

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-20 13:00

Gold toilet worth 1 million pounds stolen

' America', a fully-working solid gold toilet created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, installed at Benheim Palace in Woodstock, England on Sept 12, 2019. [Photo/VCG]

An 18-carat-gold toilet worth £1 million was stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace, Blenheim Palace, early on Saturday in Oxfordshire, England.

The toilet is fully functional, and visitors could use it with a 3-minute time limit.

A still taken from a video showing the 18-karat toilet, titled ' America', by Maurizio Cattelan in the restroom of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Sept 16, 2019. [Photo/IC]

The theft was discovered just two days after the golden bowl was fitted in a toilet suite at Blenheim Palace.

Police believe a gang of burglars broke into the palace, ripped the toilet from its fittings and escaped in several vehicles, causing a trail of significant damage and flooding.

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