United Kingdom bus driver hailed a hero for avoiding woman pushed by jogger

Banker arrested on suspicion of pushing woman in front of bus cleared of any wrongdoing

Officers received "a good response" from the public after releasing the footage, police said.

Lawyers for American banker Eric Bellquist had confirmed he was the man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, but added he had been "wrongly implicated in this matter" and "categorically denies" the accusation.

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.

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

The incident, which took place in May, saw a man push a 33-year-old woman in front of an oncoming bus on Putney Bridge. "Consequently, we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation".

Mr Bellquist studied at the University of Colorado Boulder and worked for Lehman Brothers before joining Hutton Collins Partners, which owns restaurant chains including Wagamana and Byron.

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

Proud colleagues praised the hero bus driver whose quick-thinking saved the woman shoved in the path of his double decker. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.

Some 15 minutes later, the suspect passed his victim again on the bridge, going the other way, and ignored her when she tried to talk to him, police said.

Police are still on the pursuit for the man who they think is behind the attack.



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