Singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

Two girls were arrested following the incident

Friday, December 6, 2019

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins has been mugged after intervening in a "vicious" street robbery.

The 39-year-old witnessed an elderly woman being attacked at around 3.10pm on Wednesday in south west London and stepped in to help, but was then mugged herself.

The Welsh mezzo-soprano was in London to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee charity carol concert at St Luke's Church in Chelsea.

She still managed to perform at the concert despite the incident.

The Met Police said it was called to reports of a robbery on King's Road in Chelsea at about 3.10pm on December 4.

Officers attended the incident and arrested two 15-year-old girls on suspicion of robbery, a police spokesperson said.

"A female member of the public had attempted to intervene," the spokeswoman added.

An officer was assaulted during the incident but did not require hospital treatment.

The two girls were released under investigation, but one was re-arrested on December 5 in connection with the same incident after further information was received.

She remains in custody.

In a statement, Ms Jenkins' agent said: "Katherine was in London to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee memorial charity carol concert at St Luke's Church.

"On her way to rehearsal she witnessed an older lady being viciously mugged and intervened to help.

"As a result of her stepping in, Katherine was then mugged herself.

"However she helped the police identify the perpetrator and the young woman was arrested shortly afterwards."

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