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Rita Ora wins battle to ‘install panic room’ in £8m ‘haunted mansion’

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Rita Ora has won planning permission to rip up her ‘haunted’ home in London to install a panic room.

The singer bought the six-bedroom Grade II-listed property in Primrose Hill, built in 1882, earlier this year for £7.5 million.

She is reportedly planning on modernising the home by installing a panic room and CCTV, of the level one would expect at an airport.

The star wishes to put in hi-tech security cameras – such as the Hikvision Network IR PTZ system.

It is advertised for being used in areas with a wide range ’such as the rivers, forests, roads, railways, airports, ports, squares, parks, scene spots, stations and large events’ due to its 25x optical zoom, 100 metre range and being able to capture five faces at the same time.

According to The Sun, Rita is planning on also creating a new shower and dressing room, a fireplace in the master bedroom and a pantry.

This move comes despite the fact that she has relocated to Los Angeles for the past nine months and is in a relationship with Thor director Taika Waititi.

An official report said: “A full security review was conducted covering the new premises, the potential safeguards that should be in place to enable the client to be at peace while residing at home, happy in the knowledge they are safe.

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“Due to her success, her fame, her wealth and exposure to the public and media, this all leaves her open to unknown sinister risks/intentions.

“There are two rooms that can be used as a safe room where the client can go as a last safe haven. The door must be strong with good locks, and whichever room is chosen must have good mobile phone coverage.

“Sadly, the client has been the victim of stalkers, intruders and online fraudsters. Luckily, because of her security measures, all have been neutralised.”

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The news will surely come as a blow to her posh neighbours especially as Rita has already gained a reputation as a “neighbour from hell”.

In 2015, neighbours at Rita’s old north London home complained of her holding an all-night party and noise from rebuilding work, which included lorries going up and down the quiet street.

Two years before she was allegedly forced to leave her rented west London penthouse after complaints about the noise and threats of eviction.

Speaking to The Sun, a source claimed: 'Rita has been told about the noise before but she ignored it and now the landlord says she has to go. This isn't the first time she's been threatened with eviction but it's much more serious now.’

Unluckily for Rita, the property is also said to be haunted, according to The Sun who says the seller has previously stated: “People definitely believe they hear strange things here at night.”

The mansion was owned more than a century ago by a ­celebrated illustrator of the Grimm fairy tales, who was said to have hung his fairy models from the exposed beams.

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