Danniella Westbrook mugged in Marbella
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2017
Danniella Westbrook has been left "shaken up" after she was mugged by two men in Marbella
Danniella Westbrook has been mugged by two men on a moped in Marbella.
The former 'EastEnders' star - who was known for playing Sam Mitchell in the long-running soap - is still trying to settle her nerves after two mystery men grabbed her bag from her shoulders while she was walking back to her apartment in Spain.
She said: "F***ing hell, I'm shook up. I'm an old girl now. It could have been a lot worse. I was just walking along with my bag on my shoulder, kerbside, and I wasn't in the road. They must have obviously gone past a few times.
"I'm literally walking along one minute on the phone and I just felt something pull me fast. It was like when someone pushes you to go by fast. As it pulled me I said, 'Pardon me' and I just saw my bag starting to go with it. I started to get half dragged and I just put my arm out and the bag just come off my arm and they just went."
The 43-year-old actress - who has had cash flow issues over the past year after a battle with septicaemia forced her out of work - not only lost her expensive Prada bag in the attack but also 600 Euros, a phone, an expensive watch and some clothes.
She explained to The Sun Online: "It had cash in it and my work phone. I had my work phone in there and luckily I had my iPhone in my hand. There was some training stuff, a pair of trainers and that's all they've got away with - my Prada bag. It could have been a lot worse, he could have dragged me down the bloody road with it."
Despite the frightening attack, Danniella hasn't been left too traumatised by the ordeal and feels perfectly safe in her apartment in the Spanish resort.
She said: "I live in an apartment which is good to me. I park underneath and I've got concierge downstairs so everything's fine so I'm not fussed by that. My days of having big villas and swimming pools are long gone."