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GMB fans shocked by policewoman defending Putney jogger

Digital Spy logo Digital Spy 12/09/2017 Nicola Agius
Good Morning Britain fans 'outraged' by 'rude' ex-police officer for appearing to defend Putney Bridge jogger © ITV Good Morning Britain fans 'outraged' by 'rude' ex-police officer for appearing to defend Putney Bridge jogger

Good Morning Britain viewers were left outraged by a former Met police officer today (September 12).

Sue Hill appeared on the show to talk to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about the now infamous Putney Pusher – the nickname given to a male jogger that appeared to shove a woman in front of a bus on Putney Bridge in London back in June.

During the interview, she urged the nation to "move on" from the incident despite the fact that the perpetrator has still not been found by police.

"As a former investigator, I want to highlight that there are other crimes happening right now," she said.

"There are murder and paedophile cases that do not receive this amount of media coverage. Can we just draw a line under this now?

"We haven't be able to find this guys so we need to move on. Let's get on with doing more investigations. Let's get more cases we're investigating on this show with the same vigour."

However, Piers refused to let the subject drop and stressed that the woman who was pushed into the road could have easily been killed if bus driver Oliver Salbris hadn't reacted so quickly and moved his vehicle out of the way.

Sue then appeared to defend the jogger's behaviour.

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"Everyone is outraged about everything these days," she said. "Also, I will probably have everyone screaming at me here, but having done a charity bike ride, people do get in your way.

"I don't know what was happening that day, I don't know what was in the mind of that man, but people get in your way all the time when you're jogging or cycling. They don't mean to but people bump into each other and they get outraged."

Viewers tuning in at home were shocked by Sue's comments and accused her of being "rude" and trying to "cover up" the case.

"@GMB how on earth is that woman in the police how rude to brush aside this incident and start moaning about people he did it on purpose," wrote one.

Another wrote: "@GMB Your police guest is outrageous! We employ police to protect us from violent attack. As a priority! Case for blanket CCTV?"




Moments later, a third tweeted: "For this former Met Police officer to be playing down this blatant assault, speaks volumes!"

Shortly afterwards, another added: "The ex police officer is rude. I'm sure the women who was pushed isn't just thinking oh it's happened let's move on!"

Good Morning Britain is on ITV, weekdays at 6am.

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