Benedict Cumberbatch proves to be a real life hero after fending off four muggers attacking a cyclist in London

The actor was in an Uber with wife, Sophie Hunter, near London’s Baker Street when he stopped the car and leapt to the rescue. Witnesses say the 41-year-old began by shouting “leave him alone” at the attackers before getting involved, dragging the four potential muggers off the victim.

When asked about the attack by The Sun, the actor responded: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know…”

This happened in November but details of the event were only published last night.

– Ciarán Hayward