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Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry

12 August 2017

An arrest has been made after video footage was released showing a male jogger "pushing" a woman into the path of an oncoming bus.

Metropolitan Police today released the city banker, saying they had "eliminated him from the investigation".

Bellquist's lawyers say they have proof the 41-year-old could not have been the jogger on Putney Bridge.

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Fortunately, the bus swerved and narrowly avoided the woman.

Lawyers for American banker Eric Bellquist had confirmed he was the man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, but added he had been "wrongly implicated in this matter" and "categorically denies" the accusation. Duncan Lewis solicitors issued a statement on Twitter claiming Bellquist was not in Britain when the attack happened in May.

Mr Bellquist studied at the University of Colorado Boulder and worked for Lehman Brothers before joining Hutton Collins Partners, which owns restaurant chains including Wagamana and Byron.

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After the May 5 incident, the bus stopped, while passengers climbed off to help the woman.

The Met said he will face no further action.

The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.

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According to police reports, the runner shoved the woman onto the road - an incident that could have resulted in a fatality - and continued on his run only to loop back along the same grounds 15 minutes after.

Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry