Harry Potter Actor Aids Victim of Muggle Muggers

Daniel Radcliffe consoled victim hurt in Friday robbery
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2017 8:15 AM CDT
Daniel Radcliffe in London on Sept. 23, 2016.   (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London, reports the AP. Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King's Road in west London, slashing him across the face and making off with a Louis Vuitton bag. He said he saw 27-year-old Radcliffe consoling the victim after the attack. Per the Telegraph, he said: "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."

A spokeswoman for Radcliffe confirmed Tuesday that the Harry Potter star had been present but gave no other details, calling it a police matter. The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called Friday to reports of a robbery in the area, in which a man in his 50s suffered a cut to the face. There have been no arrests. (Read more Daniel Radcliffe stories.)

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