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.
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.
Pledger revealed he “made sure he [the attacker] got off her” before restraining the man as police were called.
Pledger gave a witness testimony in court in April which led to the conviction of a 28-year-old man, The Daily Telegraph reported.
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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.