Police have charged 4 males after the theft of a fully-functioning golden bathroom value an estimated £4.8m.
The 18-carat bathroom, an artwork piece titled “America”, was stolen from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in September 2019.
Thames Valley Police say they’ve now charged 4 males.
James Sheen, 39, of Wellingborough, has been charged with one depend of housebreaking, one depend of conspiracy to switch felony property and one depend of transferring felony property.
Michael Jones, 38, of Oxford, has been charged with one depend of housebreaking.
Police have additionally charged Fred Doe, 35, of Ascot, and Bora Guccuk, 39, of West London, with one depend every of conspiracy to switch felony property.
They are because of seem at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 28 November.
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The bathroom was put in in Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of former prime minister and wartime chief Sir Winston Churchill, as a part of Italian idea artist Maurizio Cattelan’s first solo exhibition in 20 years.
The golden bathroom was beforehand on show at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2016 the place guests might use it whereas a member of safety employees stood guard outdoors.
The museum additionally as soon as supplied it to US president Donald Trump – who put in golden curtains when he moved into the White House.