VIDEO: Man arrested for knocking woman into bus pathway

Police have arrested a man in Chelsea on suspicion of grievous bodily harm

It was a horrifying moment that could have ended up being so much worse. A 33-year-old woman was walking over Putney Bridge, in west London, when a male jogger barged into her, knocking her off the pavement and into the path of an oncoming bus.

The quick reflexes of the bus driver prevented a tragedy from occurring. He swerved out of the way before stopping to check if the woman was alright. The incident occurred on 5 May, but this week police released CCTV footage to appeal for witnesses.

 

The appeal for information seems to have worked: on Thursday morning, Police arrested a man in Chelsea on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The 50-year-old man was detained at a residential address in south-west London, the Metropolitan Police said. He was later released on bail.

It is understood that the man was arrested after a tip-off received from a member of the public.

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident.


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