Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from attack in London

  • Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from attack in London

Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from attack in London

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been been hailed as a hero after reportedly fighting off a gang of muggers attacking a Deliveroo cyclist.

The actor and his wife were in an Uber ride when they spotted the cyclist, a food deliverer, being beaten by four thugs and being hit over the head with a bottle.

Witnesses said Cumberbatch yelled, "Leave him alone!" at the attackers, then jumped out of his vehicle and dragged the men off of the victim when they wouldn't stop.

Fortunately, the cyclist didn't need hospital treatment and according to Obank, Cumberbatch and the cyclist embraced following the attempted mugging.

"Benedict was courageous, fearless and selfless", said Manuel Dias, the Uber driver who also tried to help.

Because life imitates art, the incident is said to have taken place near Baker Street - which happens to be where Sherlock Holmes lives.

The newspaper didn't say when the incident occurred.

When Benedict was contacted by The Sun about his heroic act, he said, "I did it out of, well, I had to, you know".

Cumberbatch's actions have been praised as "brave", despite the actor not wanting to call himself a hero.

"I did it out of, well, I had to, you know?" he said.

"I had hold of one lad and Benedict another".

He continued and said, "My passenger jumped out, ran over and pulled the men away".

Regarding the incident, the actor in conversation with worldwide media has stated: "I did it out of, well, I had to, you know".

The assault allegedly took place back in November, but details surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch's involvement have only just been released. He was very courageous.

Talking further about Benedict's bravery, Driver concluded, "Benedict was courageous, fearless and selfless".

"He did most of it, to be honest". The cyclist was spared serious injury thanks to Cumberbatch's intervention.

The attackers reportedly tried to punch the actor, who managed to push them away.