Daniel Radcliffe Aids Man Slashed in the Face with Knife During Violent Robbery
Daniel Radcliffe may not be a wizard in real life, but he still has some magic left in him. The Harry Potter actor was among a group of people who rushed the the assistance of a tourist who was violently mugged by two men on a London street on Friday.
According to David Videcette, a former police officer who witnessed the attack, the perpetrators approached the 50-something-year-old near the famous King’s Road, stole his Louis Vuitton bag and cut him on the face with a knife. He explained that he tried to stop the men from getting away on a moped, but they ran through red lights and successfully fled the scene of the crime. When David approached the injured tourist, he noticed that the 27-year-old star was one of the people trying to comfort him.
“It was a bit of the surreal moment,” he told The Evening Standard. I said, ‘You’re Daniel Radcliffe,’ and he replied, ‘I am.'”
A spokesman for the Met Police told the newspaper, “Police were called at approximately 6:0pm 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 inquiries continue.”
Dan’s rep confirmed that he was present during the robbery, but that’s all the information that was offered.
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