Simon Cowell has admitted that he has spent £500,000 on home security after his home was raided and £1m worth of jewellery was stolen.
The burglary happened at Cowell’s West London house in December 2015 and Darren February was sentenced to a further eight years in prison for the burglary as he was already serving eight and a half years for knocking down and killing a motorist just ten days after the burglary.
Simon said: “Now that this guy is in prison, there is an incredible sense of relief. The whole experience has been pretty traumatising and not something I ever want to go through again.
“I’ve obviously had to massively increase my personal security at home with every mod-con you can imagine, and all this stuff, including a panic room.
“My house basically looks like something out of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. We called in these guys and one of the things they suggested was a baseball bat. I’m not even joking. So I literally have a baseball bat ready to go if anyone comes in.”
He added: “What really got to me though was that this guy was walking about in my house
when Eric was fast asleep – it doesn’t bear thinking about what could have happened if he had gone into his bedroom, and found him. It is terrifying, and still gives me nightmares.”
Cowell increased his home security as he admitted he still has nightmares about the raid. He also stated that he fears for the safety of his son who was asleep in bed at the time.
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