Benedict Cumberbatch 'fights off muggers who attacked Deliveroo cyclist'

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'fights off muggers who attacked Deliveroo cyclist'

Post by Didge on Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:07 am

Benedict Cumberbatch, the Sherlock actor, has been hailed a hero after leaping to the defence of a Deliveroo cyclist to help fight off a gang of muggers.

The 41-year-old reportedly said that he “had to” intervene after jumping out of an Uber taxi near his fictional character’s home in London’s Baker Street.

His actions meant the attackers fled, it was claimed, as he bravely fended the perpetrators off who allegedly smashed the cyclist over the head with a bottle.

According to witnesses, he dragged the four muggers off the victim, who was in his 20s, after screaming at them to leave him alone. One of the men had tried to steal the cyclist’s bike, but nothing was stolen.

Responding to reports of his heroics Cumberbatch, who is currently starring in the Sky drama Patrick Melrose, told The Sun newspaper: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know...”

The Metropolitan Police confirmed to the Telegraph that they were called to reports of an assault, and that the group had headed off along Marylebone Road towards Baker Street. The victim didn’t need hospital treatment.

Uber driver Manuel Dias said the cyclist was lucky, and described Cumberbatch as a “superhero”.

Mr Dias, 53, said he was driving the actor and his wife, Sophie Hunter, but said he only recognised it was Cumberbatch when he was out of his car.

Mr Dias, who also tried to help the victim, said: “Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.

“I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest.

“They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then I think they also recognised it was Benedict and ran away.” He said the actor embraced the cyclist after the scuffle.

No arrests have been made.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/01/benedict-cumberbatch-fights-muggers-attacked-deliveroo-cyclist/

Hats off to him and he placed himself in danger by doing so, to help a stranger. Another selfless act.

I wonder if the usual suspect will think this is staged also

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Post by Didge on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:44 am

Did not get an answer from the usual suspect, whether he thinks this was staged or not.

Quelle surprise

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:38 pm

cyclops

He was probably channelling "Dr. Strange" at the time...

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm

He's practicing how to spell "Benedict Cumberbatch". Razz

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