Reading Time: < 1 minute The superstar saved a cyclist being assaulted by four men (Photo: Facebook)
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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
 before pulling them off of the cyclist, while narrowly avoiding being hit himself.


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.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.