Investment Banker Arrested, Denies Pushing Woman Into London Bus Path

Cheryl Sanders
August 12, 2017

The incident happened at 7.41am on May 5, but a police manhunt went underway when the footage was released on August 8.

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.

Police said last night that he is still under active investigation. "Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation", Duncan Lewis Solicitors said in a statement.

The bus narrowly missed the woman, who suffered 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.

Bellquist's profile on Hutton Collins Partners's website is still up.

Police released CCTV footage from May this year that showed a 33-year-old female pedestrian apparently being pushed into the path of a bus by a male jogger as she walked across Putney Bridge, with the bus having to swerve to avoid hitting her.

The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the victim's aid.

According to police reports, the runner shoved the woman onto the road - an incident that could have resulted in a fatality - and continued on his run only to loop back along the same grounds 15 minutes after.

The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.

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