Holly Willoughby kidnap trial stay: Man accused of homicide and rape plot Gavin Plumb was ‘violent towards women in real life’ | EUROtoday

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Gavin Plumb is in court accused of a plot to kidnap and murder Holly Willoughby
Gavin Plumb is in court docket accused of a plot to kidnap and homicide Holly Willoughby (PA/Sourced)

A person accused of a plot to kidnap, rape and homicide Holly Willoughby had “real life experience of violence towards women”, his trial has heard.

Gavin Plumb, 37, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday after being charged in October with soliciting a person to commit homicide, incitement to kidnap and incitement to rape the TV presenter.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC instructed jurors that in 2006 Plumb twice tried to kidnap feminine victims on a practice, and had an imitation firearm with him on the second event.

She stated that in 2008 Plumb approached two 16-year-old women at a store in Harlow, “pulled out a knife and held it towards them”, earlier than tying the arms of one of many women.

The 37-year-old purchasing centre safety officer is accused of conspiring on-line with one other man – encouraging him to journey to the UK from the US to hold out the alleged offences – and making a “detailed plan”, together with to assemble a “kidnap and restraint kit”.

Plumb, of Harlow, Essex, denies all expenses.

Ms Willoughby has waived her proper to anonymity.

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Plumb stated Holly Willoughby can be ‘obedient’ to guard her kids, court docket instructed

Discussing his plans, Plumb recommended utilizing the metallic cable ties to restrain Ms Willoughby’s husband in the course of the alleged assault, whereas she can be restrained with handcuffs, Ms Morgan stated.

He additionally recommended that Ms Willoughby’s need to guard her kids can be an “extra reason for her to be obedient,” the court docket heard.

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 14:43

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Plumb mentioned getting a job with Holly Willoughby, court docket instructed

Gavin Plumb thought-about utilizing his coaching as a safety guard to get a job working for Holly Willoughby, the court docket heard.

In on-line discussions he additionally thought-about going for a tour of the ITV studios with a purpose to “get close” to the presenter, Alison Morgan KC instructed the jury.

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 14:27

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Holly Willoughby accused tried to kidnap ladies prior to now, court docket instructed

A purchasing centre safety officer on trial over a plot to kidnap, rape and homicide Holly Willoughby had made failed kidnap makes an attempt earlier than, a court docket has heard.

Chelmsford Crown Court was instructed that Gavin Plumb had tied a 16-year-old woman’s arms up with rope and tape, and had tried to pressure two completely different ladies off a practice with him with the specter of a gun.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC stated every of the makes an attempt was thwarted, with one girl crying in terror.

Tara Cobham24 June 2024 14:21

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In photos: Gavin Plumb seems at Chelmsford Crown Court at this time

Gavin Plumb (right) who allegedly plotted to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby
Gavin Plumb (proper) who allegedly plotted to kidnap, rape and homicide Holly Willoughby (Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

Tara Cobham24 June 2024 14:18

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Full story: Holly Willoughby ‘obsessed’ safety guard purchased restraint equipment to abduct, rape and homicide her, court docket instructed

An “obsessed” safety guard who bought a restraint equipment to abduct, rape and homicide Holly Willoughby knew the way to “terrify and overpower a woman”, a court docket heard.

Gavin Plumb, 37, had beforehand attacked ladies utilizing each a knife and an imitation firearm earlier than he allegedly formulated an in depth plan to abuse and kill the tv character in a house invasion.

A trial heard it was his “ultimate fantasy” to focus on Ms Willoughby, 43, and he had bought metallic cable ties as he mentioned the alleged assault.

Crime correspondent Amy-Clare Martin reviews from Chelmsford Crown Court:

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 14:08

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‘Obsessed’ safety guard on trial for Holly Willoughby rape and homicide plans

A purchasing centre safety officer unwittingly hatched “graphic” plans to kidnap, rape and homicide TV presenter Holly Willoughby with an undercover police officer, a court docket has heard.

Gavin Plumb, 37, is alleged to have developed an “obsession” with the star over a lot of years, main him to plan to kidnap her from her household dwelling.

Jurors heard he had accrued “many hundreds” of pictures of Ms Willoughby which he had accessed on-line, and his “obsessive behaviour extended to other celebrities and to women who lived in his local area”.

Tara Cobham24 June 2024 13:45

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Plumb bought ‘heavy duty’ metallic cable ties, court docket hears

Jurors had been instructed that Plumb was a member of varied on-line teams that had a “preoccupation with abduction and kidnapping”.

In April 2022, he bought 400 metallic cable ties from Amazon, which had been described as “heavy duty”, Ms Morgan instructed the court docket.

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 13:16

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Plumb stated assault was his ‘ultimate fantasy’ and shared deepfake pictures, court docket hears

Alison Morgan KC instructed the jury that Plumb had instructed one other on-line consumer known as ‘Marc’ his plans.

“The defendant emphasises to Marc that this wasn’t just a fantasy,” she instructed Chelmsford Crown Court.

Plumb instructed the consumer: “I have wanted this for years. I am going to be living out my ultimate fantasy.”

He additionally stated: “It’s been my ultimate fantasy for way too long. Fantasy isn’t enough any more. I want the real thing.”

The pair additionally exchanged “highly sexualised” deepfake pornographic pictures of the star, she instructed the jury.

The barrister stated these had been “using her (Ms Willoughby’s) face, putting it onto the body of another female to give images of her in pornographic situations”.

Gavin Plumb is standing trial at Chelmsford Crown Court
Gavin Plumb is standing trial at Chelmsford Crown Court (PA Archive)

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 13:00

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Plumb knew the way to ‘overpower a woman’, court docket hears as jurors instructed of earlier real-life assaults

Plumb, 37, had beforehand attacked ladies utilizing each a knife and an imitation firearm, the trial heard.

Jurors at Chelmsford Crown Court had been instructed how Plumb had tried to abduct ladies from a practice on two events in 2006 – as soon as utilizing a faux gun to attempt to pressure his sufferer to conform.

He later held two teenage women at knifepoint in a store stockroom in 2008. He was tying one woman’s arms behind her again with ropes when the opposite escaped and raised the alarm.

“These were real offences, committed against real women, involving this defendant threatening them and trying to control and detain them,” Ms Morgan KC instructed the court docket.

“He had an imitation firearm. He had ropes, he had tape. He had bound the hands of one of the victims.

“When you consider the discussions about Holly Willoughby and what this defendant planned to do to her, you will do so in the context of those earlier offences.

“They tell you that this defendant knew what it would take to terrify and overpower a woman. He was also someone who had chosen to do this for real, not just as a fantasy.”

Amy-Clare Martin at Chelmsford Crown Court24 June 2024 12:32

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Plumb’s on-line discussions ‘not just ramblings of fantasist’, prosecutor tells jurors

Gavin Plumb’s on-line discussions had been “not just the ramblings of a fantasist”, stated prosecutor Alison Morgan KC.

She instructed Chelmsford Crown Court: “The prosecution’s case is that the online discussions that this defendant had revealed his real intention to carry out a plot to kidnap Holly Willoughby from her family home, to take her to a location where she would be raped repeatedly, before the defendant then intended to kill her.

“It’s not just the ramblings of a fantasist.

“This defendant had carefully planned what he would do and how he would do it, purchasing items that would assist him in carrying out that attack.”

Tara Cobham24 June 2024 12:28

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/holly-willoughby-trial-gavin-plumb-kidnap-news-b2567615.html