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Danniella Westbrook opens up about terrifying mugging in Marbella

Danniella Westbrook has opened up about her terrifying mugging by two men on mopeds in Marbella.

Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook is feeling "shook up" after two men on mopeds stole her purse in Spain.

The 43-year-old star has an apartment in holiday destination Marbella, and ran into some trouble when two strangers grabbed her bag as they passed by on their vehicles, then attempted to drag her along the road with them.

“F***ing hell, I’m shook up. I’m an old girl now. It could have been a lot worse,” she told The Sun Online shortly after the ordeal.

“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.”

Danniella has been spending time abroad to get herself back on track after a series of health problems has led to her struggling to support herself, as she recently revealed she was suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) among other issues.

To make matters worse the star lost some valuable items in the mugging, including a phone and £600 worth of Euros, on top of an expensive watch.

“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,” she added.

The blonde actress had just finished a beach workout when the incident took place, and luckily two onlookers from her apartment building rushed down to help her. She hasn’t let the ordeal dampen her spirits though, as she joked: "They could have got away with my make-up bag and then I would have been devastated. Can't put a price on that bad boy at my age, let me tell you!"

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