Meet Simon Cowell’s stalker (with half a brick)

This is the woman accused of breaking into the house of Simon Cowell, armed with  half a brick.

Leanne Zaloumis, 29, was pictured as a fresh-faced wannabe beauty queen.

It was in stark contrast to her appearance in court last week when her hair  was unkempt and she wore a baggy grey sweatshirt.

Now she is charged with aggravated burglary after a break-in at pop mogul  Cowell’s $17 million London mansion.

He came face-to-face with an intruder in his bathroom, locked himself in a  bedroom and called police.

They found the woman lying on the top shelf of a walk-in wardrobe. Zaloumis, of Catford, South East London, is due to appear in court again in June.

But her half-brother, Jason Zaloumis, 36, insisted: “Leanne is not that kind  of person. She is an upstanding, outstanding woman. She was brought up by a  well-to-do father who doted on her. She had everything. None of us lacked  for anything.”

She comes from a prominent family. Her grandfather, a transport tycoon, was a  member of the Zambian parliament and her aunt is a leading lawyer.

Jason said: “Leanne was a clever child who always got good marks at school.  And she was sporty.

“My father raised her until her last years of high school. But when he was  involved in a bad accident, Leanne’s mother took her and her brother back to  the UK.”

by Milo Johnson


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