The man arrested after video footage was released showing a male jogger “pushing” a woman into the path of an oncoming bus has been identified.

Millionaire American investment banker, Eric Bellquist, 41, who is a partner at London-based investment firm Hutton Collins, was arrested yesterday (August 10) in connection with the incident which happened on May 5.

His lawyers Duncan Lewis released a statement which read: "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."

Bellquist, who lives in Chelsea, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

As well as being a partner at Hutton Collins, he is also a non-executive director at Wagamama advisor and shareholder at Elephant Gin, and non-executive director at Byron and Emily Crisps. 

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Manhunt launched 

The video shows a male jogger appear to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus.

The bus swerved to narrowly miss the 33-year-old victim, who only suffered minor injuries but was put in “extreme danger”, police stated.

The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the victim's aid.

About 15 minutes later the jogger came back the other way across the bridge.

The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.

The incident happened at 7.41am on May 5, but a police manhunt went underway when the footage was released on August 8.

On Wednesday, August 9, the Met said it had received a “huge response” to its appeal for information.

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident.

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

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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