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.

Lukaku sizes up favoured prey West Ham
The Red Devils are now preparing for their Premier League opener against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones return to contention after sitting out the Super Cup through suspension.

FTSE 100 plunges as investors worry about U.S. and North Korea tensions
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down almost 0.1 percent to 5,760.90, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.84. But some investors welcomed the dip in the sector, which has been S&P's leading gainer so far this year.

Huddersfield agree deal for Barnsley's Yiadom
A fee has been agreed, believed to be around £1.5 million, for the 25-year-old to join Huddersfield and be their 11th new addition of the summer.

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.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article