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9 December 2019, 10:05
A girl has been charged with robbery, after it was reported Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins was mugged while stepping in to help an older woman who was being attacked.
A 15-year-old girl has been charged after Katherine Jenkins was mugged in west London on Wednesday (4 December) while intervening in a street robbery.
Police said the girl was charged with robbery and assaulting an officer on Kings Road in Chelsea.
The Neath-born mezzo-soprano was on her way to a rehearsal for a charity carol concert at around 3.10pm when she saw a woman being attacked by two teenage girls, her agent said following the incident.
After stepping in to help, Jenkins was consequently mugged herself.
Despite the attack, Jenkins went on to perform that night at the Henry van Straubenzee Christmas carol concert at St Luke’s Church.
“She didn’t want to let the charity down,” her agent said.
In a statement, 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 mugged and intervened to help.
“As a result of her stepping in, Katherine was then mugged herself.”
The girl will appear at Highbury magistrates court on 6 January 2020.
Another 15-year-old girl who was arrested at the time has been released under investigation.