JOGGER WHO PUSHED WOMAN IN FRONT OF MOVING BUS ARRESTED AND HELD IN POLICE CUSTODY

A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly pushed into the path of an oncoming bus on Putney Bridge.

Scotland Yard said that a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following police enquiries at an address in the Chelsea area on the morning of Thursday, 10 August.

He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Earlier today we reported that police said they were closing in on the so-called Putney Bridge pusher.

The pair collided on the bridge last Friday morning at 7.40am and CCTV was captured on another bus travelling ahead of them.

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Jogger on Putney Bridge knocked woman onto path of bus
 It emerged that the woman saw him again 15 minutes later as he made his return journey when she confronted him.

However he allegedly ignored her during the rush hour incident with officers saying that ‘he did not acknowledge her.’

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that we have received a good response from the appeal and are following a number of lines of enquiry.

‘We are still keen to hear from anyone who has information who has not yet come forward.’

The footage shows an oncoming bus being forced to swerve into the adjacent lane to avoid hitting her. The woman fell into the path of a bus over Putney Bridge after being knocked to the floor.

The woman was helped by the driver and passengers on the bus but police said she had been ‘put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road.’

Investigating officer Sergeant Mat Knowles said: ‘It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.’

A source from Go Ahead London, which owns the bus, said that it was only because the driver was going at 12mph that the woman was not seriously injured.

They said: ‘It is just shocking, the entire top half of this woman was in the road very close to the bus’s front tyres and this man just ran off

‘The CCTV is from two buses the one which swerved and the one in front, they were both doing the 430 route.’

An appeal has been launched for witnesses or anyone who recognises the jogger in the CCTV.

The jogger is described as white in his early to mid-30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

He was wearing a light grey T-shirt and dark blue shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/10/man-arrested-over-putney-bridge-push-that-left-woman-in-path-of-bus-6843114/#ixzz4pRLitv6G

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