Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reportedly turned real-life action hero and foiled an attempted burglary in London.

The wrestler-turned-actor was shooting The Fast And The Furious 6 in Hackney when he spotted a group of youths trying to break into vans that contained expensive equipment, reported The Sun.

The beefy star, who was dressed as an FBI agent for the role, ran towards the youths flashing his badge, causing them to flee.

A source said: "It was so funny. The Rock looked like an action hero because he had his flak jacket on and an FBI badge in his hand. All of a sudden there was loads of gunfire and this giant dressed as a copper was about to mow them down. The lads jumped out of their skin and scarpered down the canal path and left the crew in peace.

"It was like the Only Fools' Batman sequence - they must have thought they were in the middle of a real-life action movie."

The insider added that the crew of the high-octane movie are now joking that they should drop security and "just have The Rock do it".

The Fast And The Furious 6, which also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez, is due to be released in May next year.