#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Monday 1 March 2021
Advertisement

Police end search for jogger who pushed woman in front of London bus

Footage of the man pushing the woman went viral last year.

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

THE METROPOLITAN POLICE has ended its search for a man who pushed a woman in front of a bus last year.

The footage of the man, who became known as the “Putney Pusher”, went viral after it was released last May.

It showed the 33-year-old victim walking across Putney Bridge heading towards the Tube station when the jogger knocked her over, into the path of the oncoming bus which narrowly missed hitting her.

After over a year of investigations, the police force said today that it has closed the investigation.

PastedImage-68773 CCTV footage of the jogger on Putney Bridge Source: Met Police

A Met Police statement to Sky News said:

“Officers looked at over 50 people of interest during the course of the investigation; all of them were researched, reviewed and eventually eliminated.

“The matter was investigated fully with all reasonable lines of enquiry completed.

“As a suspect has not been identified and as all lines of enquiry have now been exhausted, the investigation has been closed.

“Should any new information come to light, this will be explored.”

After the incident, the jogger could be seen coming back over the bridge, but ignored the woman’s attempts to talk to him.

The jogger is described as a white man, aged in his early to mid-30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts at the time of the incident.

Read next:

COMMENTS (67)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel