A man has admitted he planned to steal a number of luxury cars, including a £70,000 Range Rover owned by TV host Declan Donnelly.
Lever Hart, 30, turned himself in to Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on Friday to plead guilty to conspiracy to steal in connection with an alleged car theft between January and July last year.
He also pleaded guilty to an attempted robbery between June 14 and June 17, 2021 in connection with Velospeed’s 11 e-bikes in Thatcham, Berkshire.
Hart appeared in a South West London court with several co-defendants, speaking only to confirm his name and enter a guilty plea.
He is one of many defendants to plead guilty to a car theft charge.
Other defendants, including Ryan Crafts, 29, from Wokingham, Berkshire, and Charlie Cabana, 27, from Ashford, Surrey, have pleaded not guilty.
Judge Anne Brown has given a trial date of September 4, 2023.
The court expects those who have pleaded guilty, including Hart, to be sentenced after the trial is over.
In the early hours of April 6, 2021, police were called to Mr Donnelly’s home in West London.
I’m a celebrity… get me out of here! The presenter, his wife, and his three-year-old daughter were reportedly asleep at the time.
The vehicle was not photographed.