Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly saved a Deliveroo cyclist who was being attacked by a gang of four muggers.
The 41-year-old actor is said to have intervened after jumping from an Uber taxi close to his fictional character’s home in Baker Street, London.
It’s claimed he fended off attackers, who allegedly smashed the cyclist over the head with a bottle.
[Sherlock, BBC One]
Witnesses told The Sun he dragged the muggers from the victim, and told them to leave him alone.
According to the publication, the TV star said: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know.”
Scotland Yard confirmed they were called to an assault on a delivery rider. No arrests have been made.
Benedict Cumberbatch is spotted running across London’s Vauxhall Bridge in a dramatic Sherlock scene [Flynet]
The Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 21:30hrs on Saturday, 25 November 2017 to reports of an assault in Marylebone High Street, W1. Officers attended and established the victim was a delivery driver who had been assaulted.”
Uber driver Manuel Dias, 53, told The Sun: “My passenger jumped out, ran over and pulled the men away.
“They turned towards him and things looked like getting worse, so I joined in. Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless.
“If he hadn’t stepped in, the cyclist could have been seriously injured.”
He added: “Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.
“He stood there instructing them in the street, shouting, ‘Leave him alone’.”
A representative for Benedict declined to comment when approached by OK! Online.