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Yours for £35,000 - the humble lock that brought down a government.<br />
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The lock which was forced open by intruders to gain entry to Watergate in the biggest political scandal in history has emerged for sale for £35,000.<br />
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In the early hours of June 17, 1972, five intruders were arrested after they were caught wiretapping phones and stealing documents from the Democrat headquarters in Washington DC.<br />
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It later emerged they were connected to President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign and the scandal led to his resignation.<br />
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The lock, which was jimmied open during the break-in, was attached to the stairwell door the burglars used to enter the premises.