Strictly star robbed in broad daylight in 'terrifying' attack

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A Strictly Come Dancing star has told how she was the victim of a mugging in broad daylight. Annabel Croft was speaking out to warn people to take care not to let it happen to them.

The star, who partnered Johannes Radebe in the 2023 series of the popular show, told how she was waiting for a taxi when her phone was grabbed. Thanking those who came to her aid she wrote on Instagram: "I just wanted to warn people who are on their own in London. I just got mugged waiting for a taxi outside King's Cross St Pancras.

“The man was riding a bike and wearing a black balaclava. He rode straight at me and took my phone clean out of my hands.

“He rode away with it but luckily dropped my phone so I got it back. Terrifying!

"On a positive note, there are some lovely people out there. Luckily a lovely gentleman witnessed it and came over to help me. Thank you to whoever you are."

Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.
Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. -Credit:PA

The star is the latest to be affected by similar crimes in the capital. Love Island's Anna-May Robey had a similar thing happen to her in February.

According to a freedom of information request by The Times phone thefts rose by 20% last year across England and Wales. Police forces recorded 316,683 incidents between January 1, 2019 and December 31 last year, however this was not including figures from six forces which failed to respond to the request and three which refused to.