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Simon Cowell's House Burgled As Thieves Raid £10m Mansion While 'X Factor' Boss And Family Slept

05/12/2015 09:48 GMT | Updated 05/12/2015 09:59 GMT

Simon Cowell’s £10 million mansion has been ransacked by burglars, as the ‘X Factor’ boss and his family slept upstairs.

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The music mogul has been left reeling after thieves broke into his home in Holland Park in west London during the early hours of Friday (4 December) morning.

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Simon Cowell

According to The Sun, they stole valuable jewellery and cash, after finding the key to a safe.

Simon, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and baby son Eric were all in the house at the time, and his bodyguard was alerted to the break in, after an alarm was activated at 2.20am. However, it is unknown how they gained access to the property.

A source told the paper that the value of what was taken was “well into six figures”, explaining: “Unfortunately security was anything but safe. The burglar found the key and ‘bingo,’ he was in.

“Some of the gems were sentimental and there was some cash in the safe.”

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Simon and his family were sleeping upstairs during the robbery

Simon is now said to be reviewing security at his home, with a friend close to the star saying that he has been left “really badly shaken” by the incident.

“It is a horrible violation of their privacy. But more than anything they are incredibly relieved no one was hurt,” they said.

“As upsetting as it is, Simon can cope with losing possessions, as long as his family are safe. That is his one and only concern.

“He likes to live as normal a life as possible and doesn’t want his house to be like Fort Knox, but his family need to feel safe in their own home.” they added.

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Simon with girlfriend Lauren Silverman

Police were spotted outside Simon’s address on Friday, with a Met spokesperson telling The Sun: “Police were called to an address in W14 on Friday 4 December, at approximately 02:20hrs to reports of a burglary in progress.

“Officers attended the scene but the suspect had left the area.”

Simon will be back on TV screens tonight as ‘The X Factor’ holds its semi-final, with Louisa Johnson, Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray and Reggie N Bollie all battling it out for a place in the final. Find out what the contestants will be singing here.

‘The X Factor’ airs tonight at 8pm on ITV.

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