Multiple stab wounds: Chloe Waterlow, left, and her father, curator Nick, 68 WEALTHY homeowners are turning to private security firms to protect their empty London properties from squatters -- at a cost of up to 2,600 a week. One company is set to squat-proof hundreds of houses and even offers ways of getting unwanted guests to leave. Squatters have been regularly targeting properties worth up to 50m in upmarket Belgravia and Mayfair, which are often owned by investors hiding their identities behind offshore companies. According to the Empty Homes Agency there are more than 80,000 empty properties in London. A growing number are properties bought by foreign investors who want a secure asset but continue to live elsewhere. Forbes Risk, a security company predomi- nantly staffed by former members of the armed forces, offers a range of squat-proofing 14 Wednesday, 11 November 2009 London Lite Inbrief Mens pants ... a womans job MEN buy their own underpants for 17 years of their lives and rely on women to do it the rest of the time, a survey reveals. A poll by Debenhams found that males aged from 19 to 36 buy their own underwear -- before 19 they rely on their mothers to buy them and after 36 their partners take up the responsibility. Close encounter with an asteroid AN AstEroiD came within 8,700 miles of hitting Earth last week, it was revealed today. the object was spotted by scientists only 15 hours before its closest approach to our planet on Friday. But experts said the 23ft-wide asteroid probably wouldnt have made an impact because it would have been burnt up in our atmosphere. Son hunted after killings of curator and his daughter Private security firm offers rich Serial squatters: the Belgravia Squatters have taken over several homes Squatbusters Missing: Mr Waterlows son Antony POLICE were today searching for the son of a prominent British art curator after he and his daughter were found stabbed to death in Sydney. The bodies of Nick Waterlow, 68, and 37-year-old daughter Chloe, a cookery book author, were found in a million- dollar home in a suburb of the Australian city. A girl aged two, believed to be Ms Waterlows daughter, was found next to the bodies, barely breathing with a two- inch stab wound in her neck. Ms Waterlows four-year- old son was found crying outside and a boy aged eight months, thought to be Ms Waterlows youngest child, was also unharmed. New South Wales police issued a photograph of a man seen leaving the house, but would not confirm reports that it was Mr Waterlows son Antony, 42, who is said to have schizophrenia. Detective Superintendent Geoff Beresford said today: We are confident that he probably hasnt left the Sydney area. Ms Waterlows husband Ben Heuston, a digital technology consultant who was in London at the time of the killings, arrived in Sydney today and was with his children. Mr Beresford said: He is with his family. They are going through a terribly traumatic time. The bodies were found with multiple stab wounds in Sydneys Randwick area at 6pm on Monday. Mr Waterlow, who was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1977, taught at Sydneys College Of Fine Arts. He had revealed to friends that he was deeply concerned for his family because of his sons mental illness. Joanna Mendelssohn, an art scholar and friend of Mr Waterlow, said he adored his grandchildren and was due to babysit them on Monday. He was a really decent man, she said. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html