Man arrested over woman pushed in front of bus

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Eric Bellquist’s lawyers insist he has irrefutable proof he was in the United States when the alleged assault happened

 

The man arrested over a woman pushed in front of a bus on London’s Putney Bridge is a millionaire US investment banker who says he was not in the country when the offence took place, it has emerged.

Eric Bellquist was arrested following a police appeal after a 33-year-old woman was knocked down and only survived thanks to the quick reflexes of a double-decker bus driver, in footage captured on CCTV.

He was held by officers on Thursday before being released pending further enquiries.

A statement issued by the law firm acting for Mr Bellquist said: “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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