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Blenheim Palace Burglary - Thames Valley Police

Appeal for information following a burglary at Blenheim Palace, during the early hours of Saturday 14th September 2019

Details of Incident

Thames Valley Police officers are issuing a renewed appeal for their investigation into the high value theft of a solid gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire in the early hours of Saturday 14th September 2019.

Five offenders arrived in two stolen vehicles and forced a perimeter gate open. They then drove to the palace courtyard. Three offenders wearing dark clothing and balaclavas exited the vehicles whilst the drivers waited. Having forced entry to the palace, they made their way to where the exhibit was located and tore the plumbed in toilet from its fixings. They carried it out of the palace, loaded it into the rear of one of the vehicles and left the scene.

The toilet remains outstanding, as does one of the vehicles – a dark blue VW Golf R displaying a cloned ‘66’ registration.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen vehicles making away from the scene, or who may have knowledge of the current whereabouts of the stolen toilet or the Blue VW Golf R to make contact.

We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have travelled through the area of Woodstock or Bladon during the early hours of Saturday 14th September, and who may have seen anything suspicious or have dash-cam footage that may be relevant to our enquiry.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Thames Valley Police, quoting reference 43190284218.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online anonymous form at No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court