Man admits stealing gold toilet worth £4.8m from Winston Churchill’s ancestral home


An 18K gold toilet was stolen from Sir Winston Churchill’s ancestral home. –AFP/File

Notorious thief James “Jimmy” Sheen has admitted stealing a solid gold toilet worth £4.8 million two days after it was installed at Sir Winston Churchill’s former Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

The 39-year-old thief pleaded guilty on Tuesday to burglary, conspiracy to transfer criminal property and transferring criminal property during a robbery. sun the report said.

The toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was previously on display at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York before being loaned to the palace in 2019.

This fully functional 18-carat gold toilet was once provided to Donald Trump. Visitors were allowed three minutes to use it, but it disappeared after a smash-and-grab attack.

Sheen was previously jailed for 17 years for a series of burglaries during the UK’s lockdown, including gas explosions at 18 automated teller machines (ATMs) and the theft of a tractor worth £400,000 in one night.

The career criminal made an ill-gotten fortune of £903,000 while terrorizing the country.

Three other men are due to stand trial in February next year over the toilet thefts.

Judge Michael Gledhill KC deferred sentencing of Sheen until others appeared in court.

Blenheim Palace is a country house located near Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Built between 1705 and 1722, the palace is one of the largest houses in England and was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage Site in 1987.

The palace has been the home of the Churchill family for 300 years and is the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.



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