A 15-year-old girl has been charged after Katherine Jenkins was mugged in south west London.
On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that the opera singer had intervened when she witnessed an elderly woman being “viciously” attacked on the King’s Road in Chelsea, while on her way to a rehearsal.
Katherine’s agent revealed earlier this week that after stepping in to help, the star wound up being mugged herself.
After police officers were called to the scene, two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of robbery, one of whom has now been charged with robbery and assault on police, Scotland Yard has confirmed.
Having now been charged, the 15-year-old will appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on January 6 2020.
Katherine had been in London to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee charity carol concert at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea.
The Welsh mezzo-soprano’s agent noted: “Miraculously, Katherine still managed to perform at the concert as she didn’t want to let the charity down.”
Explaining exactly what happened during the incident, her 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.”
Katherine is best known for her work in the opera world, releasing her 12th album Guiding Light last year.