More than £950,000's worth of jewellery was stolen from Simon's home
X Factor boss, Simon Cowell has revealed he’s been left in ‘constant fear’ after almost £1million’s worth of jewellery was raided from his home while he was sleeping.
The dad-of-one, his partner Lauren Silverman and their son Eric were in bed at their home in Holland Park when the criminal broke in back in December 2015.
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And now Simon, 57, has opened up about worrying for the sake of his three-year-old son’s safety on a daily basis following the terrifying burglary.
‘The whole incident has been very traumatic and there is a constant fear that it may be repeated and that it may be worse next time,’ the music mogul admitted in a victim impact statement read to Isleworth Crown Court.
‘This incident has caused me great concerns about the security of my family. On reflection I am very scared of what could have happened to my son if the burglar had gone into his room.
‘I could not bear to think of the consequences and also a lot would have happened if the burglar had come into our room..’
Criminal, Darren February, 33, was sentenced to eight years in prison after he was spotted on CCTV escaping the Cowell residence and he’ll serve this alongside another eight and a half years sentence for death by dangerous driving.
On the night of the burglary the court heard how Lauren had left her safe had open so she could quietly get her jewellery out before a flight early the next morning.
And after a security guard admitted he could have been in the bathroom at the time of the break in, a massive £950,000 worth of property was stolen of which as much as £830,000 worth is still yet to be recovered.
Talking about the aftermath of the incident Simon added: ‘Post the burglary there is no doubt that myself and Ms Silverman and my son’s nannies have become much more anxious over safety issues relating to my son’s care and well-being.’
Judge Martin Edmunds QC described the crime as ‘a night creeper burglary’ telling the court: ‘With jewellery, often however wealthy the owners may be these items are often very like to have significant sentimental value as well.
‘Mr Cowell was very concerned of what could have happened to his son had you gone into his room.
‘When you are free to do so you offend in damaging and cruel ways. It is quite clear you targeted wealthy homes in the hope of substantial gains.’