A wealthy banker accused of shoving a woman in front of a bus while jogging in the UK claims he is innocent of the shocking act.
The American has been was accused of pushing a 33-year-old woman into a busy road as he ran across West London’s Putney bridge, with the incident captured on CCTV.
The driver of an oncoming double decker was able to swerve in time, to avoid running over the woman who was knocked to the road by a man dubbed the 'Putney Pusher', on May 5, according to local media reports.
The vehicle was able to stop and assist the woman, who was put in “extreme danger,” police told The Sun.
“It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle,” Scotland Yard investigating officer Sergeant Mat Knowles said.
“A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following police inquiries at an address in the Chelsea area on the morning of Thursday, August 10,” police confirmed.
The man, who has been identified as Eric Bellquist, a partner at Mayfair-based private equity firm Hutton Collins, was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after police released footage of the early morning horror attack.
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But a day later, police confirmed Bellquist had been released under investigation pending inquiries.
Mr Bellquist's attorney on Friday denied the allegations, issuing a statement claiming his client was out of the country at the time of the horror incident.
"Our client has been wrongly implicated in this matter; he categorically denies being the individual concerned and has irrefutable proof that he was in the United States at the time of the incident,” the statement read.
"Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation.