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The Irish singer purchased the three-bedroom south London penthouse for £5 million back in 2017

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NIALL HORAN

NIALL HORAN

Niall Horan was reportedly left “shocked and shaken” after an intruder broke into his £5 million London penthouse apartment last July.

The former One Direction member’s personal assistant reportedly confronted a 29-year-old man in the foyer outside Niall’s south London home after he was found to be wandering around the property.

The Irish singer purchased the three-bedroom south London penthouse for £5 million back in 2017 and gave fans a virtual tour last March while he was self-isolating during lockdown.

Niall (27), who splits his time between London and Los Angeles, was not present at the time of the incident in July.

According to Mail Online, the man appeared to have followed another resident into the apartment complex and entered Niall’s penthouse after jumping onto the balcony from a neighbouring property.

A source revealed: “The intruder is believed to have tailgated another resident – following them into the building – and then entered the apartment next door to Niall's.

“He came out onto that property's balcony, jumped over the wall onto Niall's balcony and then entered into his apartment through the French doors.”

Niall’s personal assistant reportedly kept the intruder talking after she discovered him on the property and phoned security and the police. The man was not arrested and was released.

However, the intruder returned to Niall’s apartment the following day but was seized.

“He returned to the apartment building the following day but he'd been caught on CCTV and his picture had been circulated around staff working in the apartment building,” the source shared.

“The security noticed him on the cameras and picked him up pretty promptly and he was arrested this time.”

A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police said: “The suspect was charged by postal requisition on 7 August 2020 for burglary with intent to steal.”

The man pleaded not guilty to two charges of burglary with intent at Kingston Crown Court in December and is set to appear in court again on July 5th.

Niall has been reportedly advised not to comment on the incident as it remains an “ongoing criminal case.”

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