The mother of Katherine Jenkins ‘ 15-year-old mugger says her dream of becoming a lawyer has been left in tatters.
The mum described her daughter as a “grade A student” and said she’s had to abandon her ambition of becoming a solicitor.
The teenager was convicted of trying to steal the opera singer’s iPhone after pleading guilty in court.
She’s said that she wants to personally meet with the star to apologise to her.
Her mother told MailOnline : “She is a grade A student, which was even mentioned in court.
“She was planning to leave school this summer and go to college to do A levels and then study to be a solicitor.
“Now that’s going to be very hard and she’s very depressed because that’s what all she’s been working towards.”
She says her daughter has been spending a lot of time in bed, crying about what has happened.
She says the teen just wants to move forward with her life, but that it’s “proving to be very difficult” at the moment.
On Monday, the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to her age, admitted mugging Katherine for her £500 iPhone.
It happened after the singer bravely stepped in to stop her attacker snatching an elderly woman’s handbag on King’s Road, in London.
At the time, Katherine had been on her way to perform at a charity carol concert, going forward with her performance despite what happened.
The mugger told magistrates that she had grabbed Katherine’s phone over fears she was being filmed.
It’s understood that the star was not actually filming anything when the incident took place on December 4.
The teenager, who was arrested at the scene alongside a female friend, also pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court to assault by beating of an emergency worker.
Her mother, who was kept anonymous to protect the identity of her daughter, also told the site that her teen had been mixing with a group of friends that she didn’t approve of in recent months.
She said it had become increasingly difficult for her to keep tabs on her daughter and to find out what she was getting up to.
She said her daughter was “generally very well behaved” but that she’d fallen in with a “bad crowd”.