The London Metropolitan Police are seeking any information in regards to a jogger who shoved a woman in front of a bus on Putney Bridge, London.
The police have released shocking footage of the 33-year-old woman being pushed roughly to the ground, her head perilously in the road just before an oncoming bus.
Fortunately, the bus driver was able to swerve the vehicle out of the way, missing her by mere inches. She escaped with minor injuries and has no clue why she was the target of this attack.
According to the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, Sergeant Mat Knowles:
The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.
We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 8, 2017
In a strange turn of events, the jogger came jogging back on the other side of the bridge, just quarter of an hour later. The victim of the assault reportedly tried to speak to him, however he did not acknowledge her…
The Met Police have released the following description of the man in a statement:
The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.
Witnesses and those with information should call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.
Information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.