Katherine Jenkins was mugged after intervening in a “vicious” robbery while on her way to rehearsals for a charity concert in London, her agent has said.
The internationally renowned mezzo-soprano witnessed a woman being targeted in the King’s Road, Chelsea, and reportedly stepped in to help the victim.
But the star, 39, was then mugged herself after jumping to the rescue, the opera singer’s agent said following the incident, which unfolded at about 3.10pm on Wednesday.
Jenkins was in the capital to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Charity Carol Concert at St Luke’s Church. She “miraculously” still managed to perform because she did not want to let the charity down, her agent said.
Describing the dramatic incident, the representative said: “On her way to rehearsal [Jenkins] witnessed an older lady being viciously mugged and intervened to help.
“As a result of her stepping in, Katherine was then mugged herself.”
The Met Police confirmed officers were called to reports of a robbery in the popular shopping street. Officers attended and arrested two 15-year-old girls on suspicion of robbery.
“A female member of the public had attempted to intervene,” the spokeswoman added.
An officer was also assaulted but did not require hospital treatment, the force said.
The two girls were released under investigation. One was re-arrested on Thursday in connection with the same incident after further information was received and she remained in custody.