He just can’t stop fighting crime.

Just days after announcing he would star in a new Brexit TV drama, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been hailed a hero after intervening in an assault and preventing the victim from sustaining serious injuries.

According to Sky News, the ‘Doctor Strange’ and Patrick Melrose actor was in an Uber taxi with his wife Sophie Hunter on Marylebone Street, London when he spotted four men attacking a Deliveroo delivery cyclist.

When he saw one of the attackers hit the victim with a bottle he jumped out of the car, ran toward the incident and shouted at the muggers to ‘leave him alone’. He then tried to drag the men off the victim, narrowly avoiding getting punched. After a short scuffle, the men fled.

Interestingly, the incident took place around the corner from Baker Street – the fictional home of detective Sherlock Holmes.

The driver of the Uber, Manuel Dias, told The Sun that Cumberbatch had been a ‘superhero’.

"Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn't stepped in, the cyclist could have been seriously injured."

He added: "Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.

"He stood there instructing them in the street, shouting, 'Leave him alone'.”

It was also announced recently that Cumberbatch was not accepting roles unless his female co-stars received equal pay. Good on 'ya, Benedict.

Via: Sky News