London jogger who allegedly pushed woman in front of bus denies attack

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

An investment banker and reported Southern California native says he's not the suspect who was caught on camera pushing a woman into the path of a London bus.

Bellquist "categorically denies" being involved in the incident, according to his solicitors Duncan Lewis.

Video footage of the incident, on Putney Bridge, west London, on May 5, went viral this week.

After the bus ground to a halt, passengers assisted the victim, who received minor injuries.

Bellquist, who previously worked for Lehman Brothers and is now employed by Hutton Collins Partners, was arrested this week in Chelsea on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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The banker said yesterday that he had "irrefutable proof" that he was in the USA at the time of the incident.

On Thursday, London's Metropolitan Police announced on Facebook that a "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". Consequently, we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation. "It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle", said Sgt.

The video, which was released on Monday, shows the bus swerving to avoid the woman and stop so that people could get out and help her back up. In the surveillance video, included here, a jogger can be seen to ignore one pedestrian but to suddenly head straight for the woman, reaching out his hand and sending her flying into the road.

Police had appealed for the man to come forward to speak with them after publishing CCTV footage of the incident.

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