Los Angeles, Jul 18 (PTI) “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe came to the aid of a mugging victim in west London.

The 27-year-old actor as walking in the area on Friday when thieves on a moped slashed a tourist’s face while attempting to steal his Louis Vuitton bag, according to The Evening Standard.

Radcliffe, along with some other pedestrians, reportedly stopped to help following the attack, reported People magazine.

A representative for the actor confirmed that he was at the scene, but declined to comment further, citing that “it’s a police matter.”

Metropolitan police released a statement, saying, “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.” Former police officer David Videcette told The Evening Standard he saw Radcliffe comforting the tourist.

“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, Videcette said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.