Putney Bridge jogger: Man arrested after woman is knocked in front of London bus

Fifty-year-old held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm

Jon Sharman
Thursday 10 August 2017 14:54 BST
Met Police release footage of jogger pushing woman into oncoming traffic in Putney

A man has been arrested after a woman was knocked into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge.

The Metropolitan Police said it had arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Officers had appealed for witnesses after a 33-year-old woman was knocked down and only survived thanks to the quick reflexes of a double-decker bus driver.

The alleged assault happened as a jogger passed the woman on Putney Bridge on 5 May, at about 7.40am.

The man is in custody at a south London police station, the Met said.

He was arrested after police called at an address in Chelsea on Thursday morning.

A Met Police statement said: "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.

"Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident."

Witnesses to the alleged attack can call Putney safer neighbourhood team on 0208 785 8874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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