Myleene Klass has wished a slow death on the person who mugged her mother and sister.

The singer and TV star, whose mother came to Britain from the Philippines to train as a nurse, made the comments on Twitter.

Myleene, 35, wrote: “To the person who mugged my 67 year old mum and my sister. I hope you get hit by a bus and die. Slowly.”

The message received more than 160 retweets and messages from other celebrities including fellow presenter Kate Thornton, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Martine McCutcheon.

Mother-of-two Myleene was herself described as ‘very shaken up’ after she was attacked by a gang in Bermondsey, south London, in 2005.