Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been hailed as a hero after reportedly fighting off a gang of muggers attacking a Deliveroo cyclist. The incident reportedly happened near Baker Street, home of the fictional detective who Cumberbatch portrays in the hit BBC drama “Sherlock.”
The 41-year-old actor spotted the attack while passing by and jumped in. He shouted at the muggers to leave the victim alone and dragged attackers off the driver.
Responding to reports of his bravery, Cumberbatch told British tabloid The Sun: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know…”
Uber driver Manuel Dias said that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Turner, when he spotted the assault taking place and he and Cumberbatch got out of the vehicle to help.
No arrests have been made.