Men admit to plot to steal Declan Donnelly’s car

Four men have admitted a plot to steal a number of luxury cars, including one that belonged to TV presenter and Chiswick resident Declan Donnelly.

The gang were accused of targeting about £750,000 worth of high-value vehicles between January and July 2021.

Ellis Glynne, 29, Connor Murray, 21, Perry Ogle, 23, and Vinothkumar Ratnam, 37, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal the cars, one of which was Mr Donnelly’s black Range Rover. Four other men appeared at Kingston Crown Court charged over the plot.

The four were among 12 men who have been charged with various offences relating to thefts of cars as well as an attempt to steal an ATM from a convenience store on two occasions last year.

The court previously heard police had been called to the presenter’s Chiswick home in the early hours of 6 April but the alleged thieves fled empty-handed before officers arrived.

The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here presenter, his wife, and their daughter were reportedly asleep at the time of the attempted break-in and remained unaware until they were later told by police.

Glynne and Murray have been remanded in custody whilst the others are released on bail pending a further hearing.

The cases are to be tried on 4 January next year.

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