Man arrested in connection with Putney Bridge bus push is wealthy investment banker

A man arrested after a woman was pushed into the path of an oncoming bus has been named as an American investment banker.

Eric Bellquist denies any involvement in the incident, saying he was in the US at the time.

He was arrested on Thursday in relation to the incident on Putney Bridge, which saw a woman pushed into the path of an oncoming bus.

Shocking CCTV footage of the incident shows a jogger apparently push the 33-year-old woman into the road in front of the bus. The quick-thinking driver swerved and narrowly avoided hitting the victim.

But Mr Bellquist, who works for London-based investment firm Hutton Collins, has denied any involvement in the incident.

A statement released by his solicitors said: “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. Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation.”


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The Metropolitan Police said a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following enquiries at an address in the Chelsea area on Thursday morning.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries, the force said.