Tom Hardy has starred in some of the most successful action movies of the past decade, but on Sunday, the Max Mad actor brought some of his on-screen skills to the streets of London.

Two men had broken a red light before crashing the stolen moped they were riding into a £50,000 Mercedes at a busy junction.

Reports claim the actor was spotted chasing one of the thieves through gardens and building sites in London before making a citizen’s arrest on Sunday.

Tom then searched the man for weapons and waited with him until police officers came and made an official arrest.

An eyewitness told The Sun: "Tom must have been walking down the road. He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious."

He added, "I asked Tom what happened and he told me he chased him through my back garden and caught him around the block – but the route was like an assault course."

"I think he even checked the kid’s ID before cops took over."

Both men involved in the incident are reportedly facing charges.

According to the paper, Tom Hardy’s spokeswoman declined to comment.