The fictional detective’s home address in London is around the corner from the scene of the attack.
The fictional detective’s home address in London is around the corner from the scene of the attack.

He is truly Sherlock Holmes in real life.

Food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after The Sun reported that the Sherlock star fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists.

Uber driver Manuel Dias told the publication that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter along London’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.

“I had hold of one lad and Benedict, another,” Dias was quoted as saying. “He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave.”

“Here was ‘Sherlock Holmes’ fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street,” he added.

Even Rose McGowan is super impressed by the star's bravery.

The fictional detective’s home address in London is around the corner from the scene of the attack.

Cumberbatch’s spokeswoman declined to comment.

The newspaper didn’t say when the incident occurred. Police said a delivery cyclist was assaulted in the street in November.

On Saturday, Deliveroo praised Cumberbatch “for his heroic actions.”

“On behalf of everyone at Deliveroo: Thank you so much,” it said.

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