Putney Bridge horror: CCTV footage shows jogger 'push woman in front of bus'

Police are searching for this man (Met Police handout)

Police are searching for this man (Met Police handout)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CCTV footage of a jogger who appears to push a woman in front of a bus on Putney Bridge has been released by the Metropolitan Police.

The woman was walking towards Putney Bridge Tube Station on May 5 when the jogger forced her into the road as a bus approached.

The bus did not hit the woman but it was a close call and stopped nearby. Passengers then ran to the woman to help her, however she only sustained minor injuries.

Fifteen minutes later at around 8am, the 33-year-old victim saw the jogger coming back across the bridge and tried to speak to him, however she was ignored.

Police are now appealing for information about the jogger who has been described as a white man in his early to mid 30s with short brown hair and brown eyes.

At the time of the incident he was wearing dark blue shorts and a grey t-shirt.

Sergeant Mat Knowles from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team has said: "The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.

"We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

If you have information about the incident you can contact Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0208 785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.

You can also give information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.