Daniel Radcliffe rushes to aid of tourist slashed in face by gang
Daniel Radcliffe rushed to a tourist’s aid in west London (Picture: Getty)

Daniel Radcliffe turned into a real life hero when he rushed to the aid of a man slashed in the face by a gang.

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The Harry Potter star was one of the people who helped a tourist who had his bag stolen and his face cut by two men riding a moped in west London.

The tourist, who was holidaying in the UK for several days, was on a side road off Chelsea’s King’s Road when he was attacked and robbed on Friday evening.

The victim had his Louis Vuitton bag stolen and his face slashed by thugs, according to the Met Police.

Radcliffe was present following the incident and stopped to help the terrified victim, according to the Evening Standard.

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Daniel is best known for playing the boy wizard (Picture: Warner Bros)

A witness, David Videcette, told the publication that he saw the 27-year-old star tending to the tourist at the scene amongst others.

Mr Videcette, a former police officer who attempted to stop the men on the moped, said: ‘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.’

A rep for Daniel confirmed the actor was present but refused to provide further comment.

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Daniel tended to the man who had been robbed in Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

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. No arrests were made and enquiries continue.’

This incident comes after police confirmed a prolific moped gang who committed 103 offences in 18 days have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob.

Daniel is next set to star in the leading role in the Australian adventure film Jungle, due for release this year.

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