'I knew something was wrong': Home and Away star reveals how he rescued woman from frightening attack

A heroic TV star has revealed how he managed to rescue a young woman from a frightening attack in Sydney.

Home and Away actor Orpheus Pledger, 25, said he hoped he did “what everyone else would do in the same situation” during the Surry Hills attack in April last year after noticing a suspicious man following a woman.

“I saw a lady in front and my instinct told me something was wrong,” he told Sunrise.

Orpheus Pledger said he acted how anyone else would during the attack. Source: Sunrise

Pledger, who plays student doctor Mason Morgan in Home and Away, was returning from the gym in the evening as he watched in horror as the man approached the woman in a secluded back street of the inner-city suburb.

“Out of nowhere he made a run for it and assaulted her and decked her to the ground,” he said.

“In that moment,  all this adrenaline came in and I  kicked into action, and I ran up to him  and I was screaming at the top of my lungs, ‘Stop, stop, stop!'”

The attack happened in a secluded back street of Surry Hills. Source: Google Maps

Pledger revealed he “made sure he [the attacker] got off her” before restraining the man as police were called.

“I think I did what most  people would do in that situation,” he said.

“I did not think of the consequences in the moment because all I saw was a person being threatened and I needed to do what I could to help.”

The budding Home and Away actor managed to restrain the man before police arrived. Source: Instagram/ Orpheus Pledger

Pledger gave a witness testimony in court in April which led to the conviction of a 28-year-old man, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The man was charged and convicted for aggravated assault with intent to rob and will be sentenced in August.

He is facing up to 20 years in prison.