September 21, 2021

Declan Donnelly gang thieves target ‘star’s family home’ in conspiracy to steal 50 750,000 worth of luxury cars

A group of men targeted Declan Donnelly’s home while he was sleeping as part of a conspiracy to steal 7 750,000 worth of luxury cars, a court heard.

The TV presenter’s Range Rover was said to be among the flash motors that the group set its sights on.

The December Range was part of the luxury fleet of Rover cars.
The December Range was part of the luxury fleet of Rover cars.

Police were called to the 6 5 million home in west London on April 6, but the alleged thieves had already fled empty-handed.

On December 45, his wife Ali, 43, and daughter Isla were reportedly asleep at the time and were unaware until later told by police.

Her co-presenter, Ant McPartlin, 45, lived on the same street but moved out after parting ways with Lisa Armstrong.

December is one of 12 alleged victims of conspiracy to steal cars, mainly Range Rovers.

A total of 12 people have been charged in connection with the raids.

Alice Glenn, 29, Connor Murray, 21, Perry Ogle, 23, and Vanuth Kumar Ratnam, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal cars between January 1 and July 9 this year.

Glenn, Murray and Ogle also pleaded guilty to a second count of conspiracy to commit theft.

Alfie Chandler, 18, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to steal vehicles in Kingston Crown Court, while Tommy Hutchinson did not file a petition.

The former also denied conspiracy to commit theft with 24-year-old Jack Foley.

The allegations relate to a conspiracy to allegedly steal 11 electric bikes from Velocity in Birch’s Thechum.

Ryan Crafts and Charlie Cowanag had previously pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to steal vehicles.

Glenn, Murray and a third man, Robert Green, 41, deny conspiracy to commit theft of a cash machine in Brentford.

Tyler Smallworth, 20, denied stealing the van, while Edward Atkins, 34, is due to appear at a later date.

The trial is set to begin on January 4 next year, with a hearing scheduled for October 15.

Glenn and Murray were remanded in custody, while the other defendants were released on bail.

December and his wife Ali were reportedly asleep at the time.
December and his wife Ali were reportedly asleep at the time.
Pierre Ogle confessed to plotting to steal several luxury cars.

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Pierre Ogle confessed to plotting to steal several luxury cars.Credit: PA
Alfie Chandler pleaded not guilty.

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Alfie Chandler pleaded not guilty.Credit: PA
Vanath Kumar Ratnam walked out of Kingston Crown Court.

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Vanath Kumar Ratnam walked out of Kingston Crown Court.Credit: PA
Ant Mac Partlin laughs when she tied the knot with Anne Marie Corbett in December.

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