Why Is Simon Cowell Drastically Increasing The Security On His Mansion?
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Simon Cowell is reportedly improving security on his £15 million London mansion. The decision comes after his previous home was raided in 2015.
According to The Sun, Simon is afraid that his family’s home could be the target of a gang raid. Read on to find out how Simon is protecting himself, and what happened in the last incident.
Simon Cowell Increases Security At London Mansion
Simon Cowell is reportedly securing a secret “blind spot” entrance at his London home. “After the terrifying experience he had a few years ago Simon doesn’t want a repeat,” a source told The Sun. “He is only too aware of the threat of burglary and being in the public eye means he’s a potential target.”
“When he bought the place he made plans for top-of-the- range security and these arrangements are ramping up his efforts even further,” the source continued. “The most important thing to Simon is the safety of his family. No expense spared.”
Simon’s previous home was burglarized in 2015, while he and his family slept. The burglar reportedly stole two passports and £1 million in jewels. He later killed a person while driving a stolen car on the wrong side of the road. He was put in jail for eight years for the burglary, in addition to eight-and-a-half years for the dangerous driving incident.
Simon Says The Burglary Was ‘Traumatic’
In 2017, Simon reportedly told a court that the experience of being robbed was “traumatic,” adding that he lived in “constant fear” of it happening again. “On reflection, I am very scared of what could have happened to my son if the burglar had gone into his room,” he said.
Simon bought his latest London home in 2019. The move took him, his partner Lauren Silverman, and their son Eric from west London to south London. It was reportedly at this house that Simon fell down the stairs in 2017, prompting him to improve his health.
Around the same time as Simon’s house was burglarized, Rita Ora’s house in London was also robbed. According to the Evening Standard, police thought it might be an “inside job” by the same professional gang.