AN Ex on the Beach star has been left feeling “vulnerable and scared” after burglars beheaded her teddies and stole a £31k Mercedes while she partied in Las Vegas.
Nicole Bass, also a TOWIE cast member, told the court where the two men were jailed yesterday she didn’t feel safe in her home.
PA Nicole Bass came home from holiday to find her home had been ransacked and her car stolen
The TV star had posted pictures of herself on holiday in the US last year, but returned home to find her flat had been ransacked.
Her car was stolen and her flat trashed as the burglars ripped the heads from soft toys and threw paint around the second-floor property in Kent.
In a victim statement read to court she said: “This burglary has affected me hugely.
“I was completely shocked by what I returned to. My flat was literally destroyed and everything was damaged.
JIM BENNETT She was shocked to find her teddies had been beheaded and paint thrown around her flat
JIM BENNETT Nicholas Cato was jailed yesterday for his part in the burglary
“I moved to Kent from Essex because I thought it was nicer and safer, but I was wrong. I didn’t feel safe anymore when I should feel safe in my home.
“I am convinced I have been targeted because of the fact I have been on television. I have been in two programmes popular with people.
“I have about half a million followers on social media and I am regularly in the papers nationally.
“It has made me consider how I promote myself in future and left me feeling really vulnerable. I am really upset about what happened. I am wary of people knowing where I live.”
Around £16,000 of possessions including designer clothes, a Rolex watch and Pandora jewellery were also stolen from the flat.
Nicole told her 500,000 Twitter followers: “I was just completely baffled. I was thinking: Where has my car gone?”
JIM BENNETT Jayd Gordon was jailed for one year after being convicted of theft and cleared of burglary
She claims she was so upset about the burglary that she immediately moved out and sold the car.
Jayd Gordon, 30, was convicted of theft and cleared of burglary after a trial and jailed for one year.
He claimed in evidence he did not know the identity of his victim – despite sending a text to his accomplice confirming her £31,000 Mercedes would be available for two days.
Nicholas Cato, 31, admitted burglary and theft on the fourth day of trial and was jailed for two years at Maidstone Crown Court.
Gordon has eight previous convictions for nine offences, including a burglary in 2010.