A man has admitted robbing Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta.
Ali Sesay, 28, pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to robbing Cavendish of a watch, phone and safe, and to robbing the athlete’s wife of a watch, phone and suitcase.
The defendant, of Holding Street, Rainham, east London, had previously denied the two charges but changed his pleas to guilty at a hearing on Wednesday.
Cavendish and his wife were threatened at their home in the Ongar area of Essex at about 2.35am on November 27 last year.
The force said a Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches were stolen.
Two more defendants, 31-year-old Romario Henry and Oludewa Okorosobo, 28, deny two counts of robbery and are due to stand trial from January 3.
Henry, of Bell Green, Lewisham, south-east London and Okorosobo, of Flaxman Road, Camberwell, south London, are both remanded in custody.
The bearded defendant, who appeared by video-link from HMP Thameside, told the judge: “No problem, thank you.”