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Dance Monkey singer Tones and I horrified after multimillion-dollar mansion ‘completely demolished’ by squatters
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Dance Monkey singer Tones and I horrified after multimillion-dollar mansion ‘completely demolished’ by squatters

She took to Instagram to share what happened.

Singer Tones and I has been left horrified after her multi million-dollar mansion was ‘completely demolished’ by squatters.

The ‘Dance Monkey’ hitmaker, who is a five-time homeowner in Australia, had not been living in the property for quite some time when it was broken into by ‘squatters’.

The trespassers allegedly used the property in Byron Bay, New South Wales, to take illegal substances’, having left ‘needles’ and ‘drug paraphernalia’ scattered across the home.

The Australian singer, born Toni Watson, took to Instagram recently to inform fans of the shocking discovery, stating: “Everything’s been trashed. There’s been squatters, there’s needles, drug paraphernalia, heaps of ciggy butts everywhere.

“The house is trashed!”

Watson then went on to explain how the group of intruders were clearly ‘living’ in the property, as the fridge and freezer was ‘full’ of their food.

Tones and I had her home in Byron Bay, Australia, broken into.
@tonesandi / Instagram

“The fridge is packed, and the freezer, and we asked the builder and they said these ‘sus as, whacked out people’ were being really erratic and really crazy, two guys and two girls, have been living there all week and just left like 10 minutes before we got there.”

The singer called the police and ‘chucked all their s*** on the lawn’ and placed a sign next to it that says ‘the police are coming, f*** off.’

“We’re waiting here to see what happens,” she said from the inside of her car, alongside two other women. “And it’s a busy street so they won’t even know it’s us,” she added, turning the camera on the road where there are visibly many other cars and homes.

The musician then filmed inside the house and outside, where they moved what appeared to be a cannabis plant, boards and their other personal items which the ‘squatters’ had brought inside her home.

It has been reported that the squatters have not returned.

She has two properties in the area.
@tonesandi / Instagram

Two out of Watson’s five homes are based in the coastal New South Wales town, but she did not state which one exactly was broken into.

Following the success of her 2019 debut single, the star purchased another home by the beach in Byron in 2021 for $3.3 million (£1.8 million).

Both of her Byron-based pads are just 800 metres away from the stunning Belongil Beach - one of which is a newly redecorated previous holiday home which features seven bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an entertainment space, dining space and lounge.

But despite the ideal location, Byron Bay is also known for harbouring homelessness problems.

In fact, 2016 Census data showed that one in every 100 residents there were sadly homeless.

If you've been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Shelter via their webchat service or on 0808 800 4444. The line is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Topics: Celebrity, Crime, Drugs