Man arrested over woman pushed in front of bus


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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