Max Clifford tells me Simon Cowell is so shaken by what happened on Saturday night that he will now be strengthening security at his home in West London.
He already has a security team looking after the £9 million property but he feels he needs to take extra care after the break-in.
Max Clifford says Cowell is thankful this was a warning sign that didn't end up being any more dangerous.
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