Hollywood superstar Tom Hardy chased down and helped snare a moped thief after pursuing him through gardens and across a building site in south west London. A witness said the Hollywood actor “switched into superhero mode” as he collared the man before checking him for weapons after the chase.

He sprinted through gardens and a building site before grabbing the thief by the scruff of the neck, and declaring, “I caught the c***,” said a witness. With the help of the Legend and Mad Max star, two suspects were detained in connection with the theft, according to The Sun. The witness said two men had jumped a red light at a busy junction before crashing the moped into a £50,000 Mercedes near Hardy’s home in Richmond.

Arun Pullen, 22, said: “Tom must have been walking down the road. He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious.” Hardy, 39, who also starred in blockbusters Batman and The Revenant and recently co-wrote and appeared in BBC drama Taboo, reportedly performed a citizen’s arrest on the fleeing suspect.