In a shocking video footage shared by Merton Police on their official Facebook page, a man in his mid-30s can be seen voluntarily pushing a woman on to the road in front of an approaching bus.
A man wearing a light gray t-shirt and dark blue shorts can be seen jogging on the bridge. Across the footpath, is a busy road with moving vehicles. A woman from the opposite direction can also be seen passing the bridge. The jogger suddenly moves to the left, towards the woman and knocks her over onto the road. The woman’s head can be seen dangling on the footpath close enough to an oncoming bus.
According to the Facebook page by the Police, “The 33-year-old woman was walking across Putney Bridge on the east side heading towards Putney Bridge Tube Station when a male jogger knocked her over into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus, which narrowly missed hitting her, swerving at the last minute.”
Woman pushed in front of Bus – CCTV released.Police have released dramatic CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney.At about 07:40hrs on Friday, 5 May the 33-year-old victim was walking across Putney Bridge on the east side heading towards Putney Bridge Tube Station when a male jogger knocked her over into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus, which narrowly missed hitting her, swerving at the last minute.The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the her aid. Luckily, she only received minor injuries from the incident, which could have been clearly worse.About 15 minutes later the jogger came back the other way across the bridge. The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.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.Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who recognises the jogger in the CCTV to get in touch.Sergeant Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "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."Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Posted by Merton Police on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Facebook page further added that the IO Sergeant Mat Knowles from the Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team said the jogger had put the woman in extreme danger by pushing her onto an approaching bus.
The woman suffered no injuries because the bus driver was quick in responding to the sudden fall and turned away, saving the woman.
Had the driver been not quick in responding, the woman would not have survived.