TWO men and a woman from Oxford have been arrested after a £5m gold toilet was ripped out of the floor of Blenheim Palace. 

The golden loo was installed as part of an art installion just two days before the dawn raid at the stately home on September 14.

At the time, a 66-year-old man from Evesham was arrested on suspicion of burglary, and after police extended the questioning time he was released on bail until October 9. 

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Days later, a 35-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested for conspiracy to burgle and has since been released under investigation. 

Now a month on, police have arrested two men and a woman, also in their 30s.

Oxford Mail:

The trio - aged 34, 35 and 36 - were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiring to commit a burglary. 

They are in police custody, and an update on whether they are charged or released is expected tomorrow. 

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At the beginning of the month, police released CCTV images as part of a fresh bid to track down the missing gold toilet.

The pictures showed one of two stolen cars that were thought to have been used in the heist, with a fake number plate on. 

In the renewed appeal, the force explained what they think happened that morning.

Oxford Mail:

Five people forced their way into the Woodstock palace through the front gates, before parking up on the courtyard, police said.

Three of them, dressed in dark clothes and wearing balaclavas, got out of the cars - leaving the two drivers behind the wheel.

The three then made their way inside and found the toilet, which was part of the Maurizio Cattelan exhibition that had opened two days earlier. 

The squad of burglars then ripped the toilet out and carried it back to the car where they loaded it into the boot before making a dash at around 4.50am.