A driver was escorting a middle-aged couple when they saw a cyclist who was a delivery rider for the meal service Deliveroo, being mobbed by four men. The attackers broke a bottle on the cyclist’s head but Dias’s passenger jumped out yelling “leave him alone. They realized it was a Tv actor. He pulled the men off the cyclist and the 53-year-old Dias helped him outBenedict Cumberbatch.
”I had hold of one lad and Cumberbatch another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest, ’Dias told The Star. ’They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then they also recognized it was Benedict and ran away.’ ’Cumberbatch made sure the cyclist was ok before giving him a hug.
Deliveroo took to Twitter to thank the Sherlock Holmes star; thank you, Cumberbatch, for your brave actions. Deliveroo riders are heroes- their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable, so on behalf of everyone at Deliveroo: Thank you!”
The New York Times says that the assault was confirmed by the local police department. Cumberbatch told The Sun, “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know…” he has declined to further comment on the incident.
The incident took place right around the corner from Baker Street where the Sherlock Holmes series takes place. Benedict Cumberbatch in true Sherlock spirit saved the day. We should be our brother’s keeper and not look the other way. in the true fashion of Sherlock Holmes, be the problem solver. #Rewordit