Vegan Star Benedict Cumberbatch Hailed 'Hero' For Robbery Intervention

Cumberbatch reportedly defended a cyclist against four other men
The superstar saved a cyclist being assaulted by four men (Photo: Facebook)

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch - commonly known for his role as Sherlock Holmes - is being hailed a 'hero' for intervening in a London robbery June 1.


Cumberbatch was reportedly in an Uber with his wife when he witnessed a Deliveroo delivery cyclist being attacked by four men in an assault so brutal the man had a bottle smashed over his head.

Quick to react, Cumberbatch told the men to 'leave him alone', before pulling them off of the cyclist, while narrowly avoiding being hit himself.

Cumberbatch is also well known for his role in Doctor Strange (Image: Facebook)


Uber driver Manuel Dias - who assisted in diffusing the situation - said: "The cyclist was lucky, Benedict's a hero."

Commenting on the location of the scene, near Holmes' fictional address, Dias added: "Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street."

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