'Putney pusher' still on the loose as police release man without charge

'Putney pusher' still on the loose as police release man without charge

A 41-year-old man arrested by police after a jogger apparently pushed a woman into the path of a London bus will face no further action.

The Sun reports that American Eric Bellquist was detained after shocking footage showed a jogger pushing a woman into a bus on Putney Bridge.

The woman, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries from the incident, police said.

Eric Bellquist denied through his attorneys that he was even in the United Kingdom at the time. "Consequently, we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation".

The incident occurred around 7:40 a.m. on May 5, but police released the video earlier this week.

The video was widely shared online after police published it last week under the hashtag "road-rage jogger". The footage shows a large male jogger knocking over the woman into the path of a one of London's famed-double-decker buses.

The jogger came back across the bridge 15 minutes later and refused to acknowledge the victim when she confronted him.

A statement released by lawyers representing the man said "Our client has been wrongly implicated in this matter".

Although the incident happened in May, police said they had received a "good response" from the appeal, and said they were still looking for witnesses. The Chelsea resident works for a private equity firm and sits on the boards of the Wagamama and Byron Hamburger restaurant chains.

"By this time the members of the public who had helped the woman were gone and she tried to talk to him as he ran past her but he just ignored her".

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