Man arrested in connection with Putney Bridge jogger incident removed from investigation

Eric Bellquist, 41, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. 

The City banker rejected the claim and said he had “irrefutable proof” he was in the United States at the time.

The Met Police today confirmed the man has been “released with no further action” and enquiries are continuing to identify the real identity of the jogger. 

A spokesman said: “The 41-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, 10 August before being released under investigation.

“Following enquiries, he has now been eliminated from the investigation.

“Enquiries continue to identity the jogger who pushed the female pedestrian into the road.”

The incident occurred at 7.40am on May 5, when a 33-year-old woman appeared to be pushed by a male jogger who was crossing the bridge. 

The victim fell into the path of a bus which swerved just in time to avoid hitting her. Passengers then rushed from the bus to help the victim. 

Around 15 minutes later the man crossed back over the bridge but refuse to stop. 

A spokesman for the police said: “The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.

“Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who recognises the jogger in the CCTV to get in touch.

“Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.”


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