Saturday 18 November 2017

Police release picture of man who 'pushed woman in front of London bus'

Police released this image of a man they want to speak to (Metropolitan Police)
Police released this image of a man they want to speak to (Metropolitan Police)

Jon Sharman

Police have released a new image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was pushed in front of a bus.

The woman suffered only minor injuries thanks to the lightning reactions of the bus driver during the assault on 5 May on Putney Bridge in the UK.

The man is described as white, in his 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing grey trainers, dark blue shorts and a grey t-shirt.

Detective sergeant Chris Griffith said: "Images of this alarming incident have been circulated widely and we continue to work through the information received to identify the man responsible.

"We are grateful to those who have assisted so far. However, I am also appealing for anyone who has given just a name to contact police or Crimestoppers again with as much information as possible so we can fully follow up those lines of enquiry."

The attack took place at about 7.40am. A 33-year-old woman was walking across the bridge when a male jogger knocked her into the path of a double-decker bus.

The vehicle, a number 430 service, swerved to avoid her.

Police said the man passed back across the bridge 15 minutes afterwards but did not acknowledge the victim, who tried to speak to him.

Officers arrested, and then released, two men aged 41 earlier this year.

Independent News Service

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