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Simon Cowell home break-in: Woman sentenced

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Image caption Simon Cowell was in his bedroom when he heard a "loud bang" coming from his bathroom

A woman who admitted smashing a window with a brick at music mogul Simon Cowell's west London home has been given a 12-month community order.

Leanne Zaloumis, 30, was told by a judge the order would have a mental health requirement.

She was also handed a 12-month supervision order and a restraining order against Cowell.

Cowell was in his bedroom when he heard a "loud bang" coming from his bathroom on 24 March and called his staff.

Zaloumis, of Brownhill Road, Catford, south-east London, had admitted being in possession of a brick with the intent to damage or destroy property, and breaking a window at the Holland Park address, at a previous hearing.

She was taken to Notting Hill police station after being found inside the property.

At the previous hearing, she was told she must stay at her home address, remain inside between 19:00 and 07:00 and wear an electronic tag.

She was also told by Judge John Dennis on that occasion, that the 102 days she spent in custody was "sufficient punishment".

Cowell was not present at the hearing.

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