Locksmith fixes gates after attempted burglary at Dec Donnelly's home

Locksmith fixes iron gates at Dec Donnelly’s £5million home after ‘professional’ burglary gang botched attempt to rip them open while star slept asleep upstairs with wife and young daughter

  • Police rushed to presenter’s home in West London shortly after 1am on Tuesday
  • Mr Donnelly, 45, wife Ali, 43, and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep
  • Suspects botched attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property
  • Donnellys only aware that burglars targeted their home when police told them

A locksmith fixed the iron gates outside Dec Donnelly’s £5million home this morning after a ‘professional’ burglary gang botched an attempt to rip them open while the TV star was asleep upstairs with his wife and young daughter.

Police rushed to Mr Donnelly’s West London home shortly after 1am on Tuesday following a 999 call.

Mr Donnelly, 45 – one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec – his wife Ali, 43, and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep upstairs in the seven-bedroom home.

The star quickly set about reinforcing his security following the scare, with a worker wearing a facemask and gloves seen working on the entrance to the property this morning.

A locksmith fixes the gate at Dec Donnelly’s West London Home this morning following an attempted burglary

Dec Donnelly’s £5million home was targeted by a ‘professional’ burglary gang while the TV star was asleep upstairs with his wife and young daughter (pictured together)

The suspects had botched an attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property – which was purchased by Mr Donnelly for £1.9million in 2006.

They fled in a car shortly before officers arrived.

The Donnellys were only aware that the burglars – understood to have been a ‘professional’ gang – targeted their home when the police told them.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Dec and Ali weren’t disturbed. The first they realised anything was amiss was in the morning.’  

‘The robbers couldn’t force the gates open and that’s what made them give up, and flee.’

Met Police officers conducted inquiries along the street today and forensic checks were carried out. 

The force confirmed that the suspects left the scene prior to police arriving and there was no evidence to suggest they gained access to the house. 

No arrests have been made. 

Representatives for Mr Donnelly have been approached for comment. 

The suspects had botched an attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property – which was purchased by Mr Donnelly (pictured with TV partner Ant McPartlin) for £1.9million in 2006 

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