Katherine Jenkins is mugged after trying to stop elderly woman being robbed

6 December 2019, 10:17

Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has been mugged in London after trying to stop a street robbery.

The 39-year-old Welsh star was making her way to a rehearsal for a charity carol concert in Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon (December 4) when she saw an older woman being attacked, her agent stated.

The singer was then mugged herself after trying to intervene.

Despite this, she still went on to perform at the Henry van Straubenzee concert at St Luke's Church. "She didn't want to let the charity down," her agent said.

Two 15-year-old girls were later arrested on suspicion of robbery following the incident, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said.

They were later released under investigation, but one was re-arrested on Thursday (December 5) in connection with the same incident.

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

Katherine Jenkins' agent said in a statement: "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 mugged and intervened to help. As a result of her stepping in, Katherine was then mugged herself."