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Police make arrest over jogger pushing woman into path of bus


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Police make arrest over jogger pushing woman into path of bus

A suspect has been arrested over the pushing of a woman into the path of a double-decker bus in London.

The man, 41, was detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, say the Metropolitan Police.

It comes after the force released footage from May 5 that shows a jogger shove the woman as he ran across Putney Bridge.

Only the quick reactions of the driver prevented the bus from hitting her.

The arrest came after a public appeal earlier the week for help in tracing the jogger. Although the incident happened in May, police said they had received a “good response” from the appeal, and said they were still looking for other witnesses.

Police said in a statement: “Police investigating an assault after a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney have made an arrest.

“A 41-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.

“At about 07:40hrs on Friday, 5 May the 33-year-old victim was walking across Putney Bridge on the east side heading towards Putney Bridge tube station when a male jogger knocked her over into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus, which narrowly missed hitting her.

“The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the victim’s aid. She received minor injuries from the incident.

“About 15 minutes later the jogger came back the other way across the bridge. The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.”