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Simon Cowell jewellery raid: Man in court

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman were asleep during the burglary

Jewellery worth about £1m was stolen while Simon Cowell was asleep in his west London home, a court has heard.

The music mogul was in the master bedroom of the house in Holland Park when the alleged raid took place on 4 December last year at 01:30 GMT.

Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman, their son Eric, two, a nanny and a security guard were also at the home.

Darren February, 32, appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court earlier charged with burglary.

Mr February, of no fixed address, was ordered to next appear at Isleworth Crown Court on 2 November.

Prosecutor Kevin Christie said jewellery, watches and two passports were taken from a safe.

The passports were later recovered.

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