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Fresh appeal over Putney Bridge 'jogger rage assault' after third man eliminated from enquiries

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 13/10/2017 Fiona Simpson

© Provided by Independent Print Limited Police are still hunting for a jogger who pushed a woman into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge after a third suspect was eliminated from enquiries.

Shocking footage released by detectives showed the man shove the pedestrian into oncoming traffic as he ran past.

The victim was hurled into the path of oncoming traffic and narrowly missed being hit by a double-decker bus after the driver swerved just inches from her head in the incident on May 5 at 7.40am.

Related: Putney bus driver: 'He just carried on jogging' (Provided by:Sky News)

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Fifteen minutes later the jogger returned and was confronted by his 33-year-old victim when he refused to acknowledge her and sped towards the north of the river.

Detectives today arrested a 49-year-old man in Aberdeen, Scotland, in relation to the incident and later released him without charge, a Met Police spokesman said.

Two 41-year-old men were previously arrested and released over the incident.

Scotland Yard is appealing for further information in a bid to trace the man, described as white and in his 30s, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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During the attack he was wearing a light grey T-shirt, dark blue shorts and grey trainers.

Detective Sergeant Chris Griffith said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and follow up leads as and when we receive new information about possible suspects.

“We are grateful to those who have called in so far. I am also appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV stills, or with any information that might assist the investigation to contact police or Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information should call detectives from Wandsworth CID on 020 3276 2606 or via 101, or tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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