Putney Bridge jogger attack: Suspect arrested by police

The jogger pushed a woman into the path of an oncoming bus

The incident took place in early May and has prompted a nationwide outcry following the release of CCTV footage

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Police have arrested a man suspected of being the jogger who almost killed a woman on Putney Bridge.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Chelsea on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The man was arrested this morning (August 10) and has been taken to a police station in south London, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

The jogger has been the subject of nationwide fury after CCTV footage emerged of him pushing the woman into the path of a bus on the busy Thames crossing.

The bus was forced to swerve to avoid the woman, missing her head by a matter of inches. However the jogger continued running, without even stopping to check what had happened.

The incident took place on May 5, but has only come to public attention this week with the release of the video footage, which has prompted a furious reaction on social media.

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident, and anyone with information, or any witnesses, are asked to call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.