A 66-year-old man who was questioned by police after a gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace has been released on bail.

The man was arrested after the 18-carat gold toilet, said to be worth millions, was ripped out of the floor in the historic stately home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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West Mercia Police arrested the man, and were granted extra time to keep him in custody.

However this morning Thames Valley Police, which is running the investigation, said that the man has now been released on bail.

Investigating officer detective inspector Jess Milne said: “We are still actively searching for the stolen piece of artwork and there will be a continued police presence in and around the palace while this search continues.

“We believe a group of people used at least two vehicles during the burglary, which was reported to Thames Valley Police at 4.57am on Saturday.

“Investigations are continuing and it is our main priority to locate the stolen item and the offenders involved."

The toilet has still not been found and nobody else has been arrested. 

Anybody with information on the burglary should call 101 quoting URN 273 (14/9).