Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Man suspected of pushing woman into oncoming traffic during run claims innocence

Man suspected of pushing woman into oncoming traffic during run claims innocence

A man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman in front of a bus while jogging across a London bridge has been released without charge and eliminated from a police investigation.

Bellquist, who works for London-based private equity firm Hutton Collins Partners, was questioned but not officially charged during his arrest and was later released.

Bellquist, who was later released on bail, has not been charged with a crime in connection with the incident.

According to CBS News, the bus stopped and passengers came to the woman's aid.

Bellquist's lawyers said he had irrefutable proof that he was in the USA at the time of the incident, which happened on Putney Bridge in west London on 5 May.

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Pictures of a jogger crossing the south London Bridge during rush hour and pushing a 33-year-old woman into the road were widely shared by British media in a bid to track down the culprit.

The 41-year-old was taken into custody after CCTV footage emerged showing a jogger shoving the woman onto the road, narrowly missing an oncoming double-decker bus.

This afternoon, Metropolitan Police announced Mr Bellquist had been eliminated from the investigation, while the hunt for the jogger continues. "Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation", Duncan Lewis Solicitors said in a statement. When she tried to get his attention, he ignored her.

A senior source from the bus company Go Ahead London said it was only down to the slow speed of the vehicle that the accident did not result in serious injury.

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