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Terrified Strictly star mugged by balaclava attacker who 'drove straight at her'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Annabel Croft has detailed the 'terrifying' moment she was mugged in broad daylight.The former tennis pro, 57, who took part in the 2023 series of the hit BBC show alongside Johannes Radebe, explained that it happened when she was waiting for a taxi.Taking to Instagram to warn others, Annabel said: "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." She continued: "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." Phone theft around London has been rife in recent years, with research by the Labour Party finding that a phone is swiped every four minutes. "Snatch and grabs" have also been known to take place around the city from people on mopeds.

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