Police called after Declan Donnelly's home targeted in attempted burglary

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Police were called to the home Declan Donnelly shares with his family following a report of an attempted burglary.

Thieves targeted the west London property while the TV star, 45, his wife Ali, 43, and daughter Isla were asleep, according to The Sun.

But the thieves had left the scene before police arrived and there was no sign that they had gained access to the house. 

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at approximately 0040hrs on Tuesday 6 April to reports of an attempted burglary at a residential property. 

Read more: Gordon Ramsay's teeth comment attracts complaints for Saturday Night Takeaway

Declan Donnelly attends the Britain's Got Talent 2020 photocall at London Palladium on January 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)
Declan Donnelly attends the Britain's Got Talent 2020 photocall at London Palladium on January 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)

“Officers attended. The suspects had left the scene prior to police arrival. There was no evidence that they had gained access to the property.

“Inquiries are ongoing. At this early stage, there have been no arrests.”

The Sun said the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! co-host and his wife were unaware of the attempted break-in until later when police told them, and that the thieves had been unable to open the gates at the front of the home.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at a BAFTA TV preview of Ant and DecÕs DNA Journey held at the Barbican Centre in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at a BAFTA TV preview of Ant and DecÕs DNA Journey held at the Barbican Centre in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Donnelly’s co-presenter, Ant McPartlin, used to live in the same road but moved out after his split from wife Lisa Armstrong.

Read more: I'm A Celebrity will go back to Australia if possible, bosses say

A spokesman for Donnelly has been contacted for comment.

Anybody with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 168/06Apr. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

With reporting by PA.