Uber driver Manuel Dais was driving two clients in his car through London when he and his passengers spotted an innocent man being attacked by four men on Marylebone High St., just a few blocks away from a Sherlock Holmes statue. According to Dais, he witnessed a biker on a food delivery getting jumped by four street men. That’s when the male passenger in his car jumped out to defend the poor biker. At that moment Dais realized that his client was none other than Benedict Cumberbatch who he recognized as BBC’s Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Sophie Hunter.
Ironically enough Cumberbatch and the driver helped the man a corner away from the famous Baker St. Dais shared the story with media, stating, “I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest.” Dais also states that they tried to hit Cumberbatch, but he pushed them away and that’s when the four of them probably realized who he was and got away. Thankfully all three men walked away without serious injuries.
According to the police report, the victim was attacked around 9:30 pm local time as the man was trying to make a delivery on his bike when he was approached by the four men. One of the men attempted to grab the victim’s bike which caused the biker to hop off and take off his helmet in hopes to defend himself. Unfortunately, he was punched in the face, hit in the head, and hit with his own helmet. The police specifically state the attackers got away, there were no arrests, no one went to the hospital, and they made no reports of Cumberbatch being there, however, the victim’s company Deliveroo tweeted a thank you to Cumberbatch.
There are still some untold parts of the story though. None of Cumberbatch’s people have given comment on it, his wife has kept silent, and Cumberbatch hasn’t spoken out much about what happened that night. The Sun, talked to him about that night and asked Cumberbatch about his part in the situation to which he only said, “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know?”
I would just like to say, good on you Mr. Cumberbatch. You are a talented actor, but also a man with a beautiful, brave heart. Thank you for being you.