07 December 2019 08:33
Teenager charged after Jenkins was mugged in Chelsea while intervening in a street robbery A 15-year-old girl has been charged after opera singer Katherine Jenkins was mugged in south-west London while intervening in a street robbery. Police said the teenager was charged with robbery and assaulting an officer after an incident on Kings Road in Chelsea. Jenkins was on her way to a rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon when she witnessed an elderly woman being attacked. After she stepped in to help, the singer was then mugged herself, her agent said. The Welsh mezzo-soprano was in London to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee charity carol concert at St Luke's Church in Chelsea.
"Miraculously, Katherine still managed to perform at the concert as she didn't want to let the charity down," her agent added. Officers attending Wednesday's incident arrested two 15-year-old girls on suspicion of robbery, a police spokesperson said. The two girls were released under investigation, with the 15-year-old re-arrested on Thursday in connection with the same incident after further information was received. An officer was assaulted during the incident but did not require hospital treatment. The 15-year-old will appear at Highbury magistrates court on 6 January 2020.