Daniel Radcliffe rushed to the aide of tourist mugged by moped gang

Daniel Radcliffe is a good guy.

The Harry Potter star rushed to the aide of a member of the public after he was mugged and ‘slashed in the face’ in London by two men on a moped on Friday.

Daniel Radcliffe is set to take on his first gun-toting action movie role (credit: WENN)
Daniel helped the tourist who was only in London for a few days (credit: WENN)

His actions came to light after witnesses revealed he consoled the man – thought to be a tourist – in his 50s, who had his Louis Vuitton bag swiped from him by the thieves on a motorbike. He is thought to be the latest victim of moped crime in the city.

‘It was a bit of a 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,’ witness David Videcette told the Evening Standard newspaper.

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint were going strong in one of the biggest, most successful franchises ever. The book's author, JK Rowling, has just written her first screenplay for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: Warner Bros.
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter (Credit: Warner Bros)

He added: ‘I had seen [the moped drivers] with no number plates on cruising down the street, both looking at people on the pavement. I realised they were up to no good.

‘I decided to call the police and told them they needed to come and have a look. No sooner than I was on the phone to them that I saw one of them reaching for something in his waistband. I realised they were getting ready to do something.

‘I cruised behind them in my car and they darted down a side street. I’m still on the phone to the police. Then one of them gets off and attacks a man with an expensive looking Louis Vuitton bag on the pavement.

Daniel Radcliffe as Nate Foster in 'Imperium'. Credit: Signature Entertainment
Daniel Radcliffe as Nate Foster in ‘Imperium’. Credit: Signature Entertainment

‘They grappled with him 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.’

A spokeswoman for Daniel Radcliffe confirmed he was present but refused to comment further and the Met Police confirmed investigations are continuing.

They 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. No arrests were made and enquiries continue.’


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