Millionaire Banker ‘Putney Pusher’ Suspect Speaks Out About Incident

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The jogger arrested for allegedly pushing a woman in front of a passing bus has been named and pictured as wealthy American businessman Eric Bellquist.

Bellquist was arrested yesterday after a blurry image of him, running past the bus just seconds after ‘pushing’ a woman in front of it, went viral over the past few days.

The 41-year-old American works as a banker for Mayfair based private equity firm Hutton Collins in the city of London and was arrested at an address in Chelsea, South West London, reports the Daily Mail.

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Bellquist has since been released by police as the investigation continues – however his lawyer insists his innocence, claiming he wasn’t even in the country at the time.

A statement released by Bellquist’s lawyer reads:

This statement is issued in relation to our client Mr Eric Bellquist, who was arrested yesterday in relation to an assault that took place between a male jogger and a female pedestrian on the 5th May 2017 on Putney Bridge, London.

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The statement continued:

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.

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The alleged assault happened back on May 5 at 7:40am with many claiming that the woman would’ve almost definitely died if it wasn’t for the bus drivers incredible reactions.

Hopefully justice will soon be served.