Daniel Radcliffe 'rushes to aid' of knife attack victim

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Daniel Radcliffe reportedly came to the aid of a tourist in London last Friday (July 14), after the man had been mugged by thieves on a moped.

The victim is said to have been slashed in the face by the muggers, who then made off with his expensive Louis Vuitton bag. Radcliffe, along with some people accompanying him, apparently saw what happened and rushed to help him.

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Digital Spy has reached out to Daniel Radcliffe's reps for comment.

One witness to the incident was David Videcette, an ex-policeman who worked with the Met Police's counter-terror unit, and he told the Evening Standard:

"[The attackers] grappled with him [the victim] on the pavement. He wasn't going to give up the bag willingly. I tried to ram the bike with my car but I wasn't able to.

"They slashed him in the face with the knife and made off down the King's Road. I tried to follow them but I lost them as they were jumping red lights."

Videcette went on to praise Radcliffe for his actions: "It was a bit of the surreal moment, I said 'you're Daniel Radcliffe' and he replied 'I am'.

"He was a really nice bloke – a lot of stars wouldn't have stopped to help. The victim was very, very shaken up."

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A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called at approximately 6.10pm on Friday, July 14 to reports of a robbery in Hortensia Road.

"The victim – a man aged in his 50s – was walking in the road when two people riding a moped snatched his bag before riding off. The victim suffered a cut to the face during the incident.

"Officers from Kensington and Chelsea investigate. There have been no arrests made and inquiries continue."

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