The man arrested by police investigating the Putney Bridge "jogger’s rage attack" is “very upset to have been implicated at all in this abhorrent crime”, his lawyers said after he was released without charge .
Eric Bellquist has asked for privacy after having his name cleared by Metropolitan Police.
He had been arrested on Thursday (August 10) after police released a video of a jogger pushing a pedestrian in front of a bus while she walked over Putney Bridge towards Fulham .
A statement released by his solicitors Duncan Lewis read: “Our client, Eric Bellquist is pleased to have had his name cleared by the Metropolitan Police but obviously very upset to have been implicated at all in this abhorrent crime.
“We ask that the media and public now respect Mr Eric Bellquist and his family’s privacy.”
Scotland Yard say the investigation is still ongoing and that no further arrests have been made.
The Met had released CCTV footage of the incident on Tuesday (August 8), which saw the 33-year-old alleged victim flung on the road and in front of a bus on the morning of May 5.
The vehicle avoids hitting her only because of the sharp reactions of the bus driver, who swerves around her.
The jogger, who was heading towards the Putney side of the crossing, was then seen returning 15 minutes later. The woman who fell approached him but he ignored her and carried on running.
Police said a 41-year-old man had been arrested in the Chelsea area on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm .
Mr Bellquist’s lawyer then put out a statement, naming him as the man arrested, but stating his innocence by claiming he was overseas at the time of the incident.
Police announced on Saturday (August 14) that the man arrested had been released without further charge.
Scotland Yard told getwestlondon that the appeal was still active and ongoing.
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.
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