Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel in compassionate message to his adopted home of Australia after he stepped in to break up a brutal street fight: ‘There are no heroes’

  • Representative of Hollywood actor Dev Patel issue statement after man stabbed 
  • Hollywood star Dev Patel among the witnesses to stabbing in Adelaide’s CBD
  • English actor was pictured speaking to officers at about 8:45pm on Monday
  • Patel is in Australia spending time with partner and co-star Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel says Australia should reflect upon how it treats disadvantaged members of society, after he witnessed a horrific alleged knife fight in Adelaide

A 32-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were having an argument when the woman allegedly stabbed the man in the chest outside a petrol station on Gouger Street in Adelaide around 8:45pm on Monday.

The star of Hotel Mumbai and Lion was pictured speaking to police at the scene of the crime in his adopted home city, where the British actor is now living with girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

In a statement, his agent said: ‘We can confirm that last night, in Adelaide, Dev Patel and his friends witnessed a violent altercation that was already in progress outside of a convenience store. 

The Slumdog Millionaire star was pictured speaking to police after a woman allegedly stabbed a man on Gouger Street on Monday night (pictured)

‘Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight. 

‘The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.’

The statement continued: ‘There are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.’

‘The hope is that the same level of media attention this story is receiving (solely because Dev, as a famous person, was involved) can be a catalyst for lawmakers to be compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals who were involved but the community at large.’

The English actor is understood to be spending time in SA with his girlfriend and Hotel Mumbai co-star Tilda Cobham-Hervey (the pair are pictured with their co-star Armie Hammer in 2018)

The English actor is understood to be spending time in SA with his girlfriend and Hotel Mumbai co-star Tilda Cobham-Hervey (the pair are pictured with their co-star Armie Hammer in 2018)

Police were called to the scene following reports of a couple fighting in the street. 

The 32-year-old man was treated by paramedics before he was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The woman has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing harm.

The 34-year-old from Park Holme, southwest of the city, was refused bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday. 

Police said the pair are known to each other and that it was not a random attack.

Patel met Cobham-Hervey back in June of 2016 while filming the based-on-a-true-story drama, Hotel Mumbai. 

The Australian-American thriller is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India in 2008.

Patel shot to fame on Skins alongside the likes of Nicholas Hoult, Daniel Kaluuya and Joe Dempsie and starred in The Lion alongside Nicole Kidman. 

Patel and Cobham-Hervey (pictured) met back in June of 2016 while filming the based-on-a-true-story drama, Hotel Mumbai

Patel and Cobham-Hervey (pictured) met back in June of 2016 while filming the based-on-a-true-story drama, Hotel Mumbai

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