“It was only then I recognized Benedict. Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.
“I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest.
“They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then I think they also recognized it was Benedict and ran away.
“Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured.
“He asked the rider how he was and when he said, ‘I’m OK,’ Benedict just hugged him.”