X Factor judge Rita Ora's home 'raided by burglars'

Burglars targeted X Factor judge Rita Ora less than a week before Simon Cowell's mansion was raided, it has been reported.

Thieves broke into the singer's north-west London home and stole cash, jewellery and electronics while a relative slept upstairs, according to The Sun.

The burglary took place six days before an alleged thief crept into X Factor boss Cowell's £35 million home in Holland Park, west London, around three miles from Ora's home in Brent.

Police are investigating the break-in at Ora's home but no arrests have been made.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police in Brent were called to an address in NW10 at 5.54am on Saturday November 28 following reports of a burglary.

"An investigation is under way. No arrests have been made."

Simon Cowell's mansion was raided while he slept upstairs. Credit: PA

The 25-year-old musician's whereabouts at the time of the burglary are unknown.

Officers were called to Cowell's home in the early hours of December 4 to reports of a robbery while he slept upstairs with partner Lauren Silverman, 38, and their 21-month-old son Eric.

A 37-year-old man was arrested later that day and questioned. He was released on bail until a date in early January pending further inquiries, police said.