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A 39-year-old man from Northamptonshire in England has pleaded guilty to stealing an 18-carat gold toilet from the historical Blenheim Palace.

The incident took place in 2019.

The toilet, valued at 4.8 million pounds formed part of an art exhibition before it was stolen by James “Jimmy” Sheen. He pleaded guilty to burglary, transferring criminal property and conspiracy to do the same.

Sheen appeared in court via video link from an English prison where he is already serving a 17-year sentence for stealing tractors and trophies worth 400,000 pounds from the National Horse Racing Museum.

The gold toilet was plumbed in at the time and in working condition. The theft caused flooding and damage to the 18th-century stately home in the English countryside village of Woodstock.

The other three men allegedly involved in the theft have pleaded not guilty. All four men will go on trial in February 2025.

Image credit: Sky News

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