вЂ?SherlockвЂ™ star Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers
LONDON вЂ” The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the вЂњSherlockвЂќ star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists.
Uber driver Manuel Dias told the Sun newspaper that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter along LondonвЂ™s Marylebone High Street when they saw a cyclist being hit with a bottle.
He said Cumberbatch jumped out of the car and grabbed one of the attackers.
вЂњI had hold of one lad and Benedict another,вЂќ Dias was quoted as saying. вЂњHe seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave.вЂќ
вЂњHere was вЂ?Sherlock HolmesвЂ™ fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street,вЂќ he added.
The fictional detectiveвЂ™s home address in London is around the corner from the scene of the attack.
CumberbatchвЂ™s spokeswoman declined to comment.
The newspaper didnвЂ™t say when the incident occurred. Police said a delivery cyclist was assaulted in the street in November.
On Saturday, Deliveroo praised Cumberbatch вЂњfor his heroic actions.вЂќ
вЂњOn behalf of everyone at Deliveroo: Thank you so much,вЂќ it said.