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Putney Bridge assault: Man arrested and released with no further action

News   •   Oct 12, 2017 19:34 BST

Detectives investigating an assault where a man pushed a female pedestrian into the path of the bus on Putney Bridge have today (Thursday, 12 October) released a man with no further action.

A 49-year-old man [C] was arrested at an address by Met officers in Aberdeen, Scotland in relation to the incident.

He was subsequently released with no further action to be taken. This is the third arrest in this investigation.

Detectives from Wandsworth CID are continuing to appeal for information, and have previously released CCTV images of the man they are keen to trace and speak to.

At about 07:40hrs on 5 May, the 33-year-old victim was walking across Putney Bridge when a male jogger pushed her. He knocked her into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus.

About 15 minutes after the incident, 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 towards the north side of the river.

The jogger is described as a white man, aged in his 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey T-shirt and dark blue shorts with grey trainers.

Detective Sergeant Chris Griffith, leading the investigation, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and follow up leads as and when we receive new information about possible suspects.

“We are grateful to those who have called in so far. I am also appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV stills, or with any information that might assist the investigation to contact police or Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information should call detectives from Wandsworth CID on 020 3276 2606 or via 101, or tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

= Two 41-year-old men, ('A' and 'B') were been arrested in connection with the investigation. 'A' was arrested on 10 August, and 'B' was arrested on 12 August. Both were subsequently released without further action.