25th FEB 2017
SIMON COWELL'S £1 M BURGLARY CASE GOES TO TRIAL
BY J.S. VON DACRE
According to The Telegraph, the trial at Isleworth Crown Court involving the burglary at Simon Cowell’s house has commenced.
Darren February broke into Cowell’s house in Holland Park on 4 December 2015, and stole £1 million worth of jewellery while the security guard was on a bathroom break. It was revealed that the X-Factor judge, his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, their child and the nanny were asleep when the incident occurred.
February is a known offender who had alleged committed 37 burglaries in London. Prosecutor Denis Barry told the jury that traces of the defendant’s DNA was found in gloves that were discarded near the scene of the crime.
Cowell issued a statement that was read in court which stated that Silverman, who had planned to go abroad the following morning, had left the safe open. Items that were taken included a diamond ring, watches, a bracelet, and two passports.
February chose not to attend court and Judge Martin Edmunds QC told the jury that there was no medical reason for his absence and advised that they should not speculate about his motives for not attending.
The defendant denies one count of burglary and the trial continues.