Police end hunt for 'Putney pusher' who shoved woman into the path of a bus

The Putney pusher was accused of pushing a woman into the path of a bus
The Putney pusher was accused of pushing a woman into the path of a bus

The Police have called off the hunt for the ‘Putney pusher’ who shoved a woman into the path of a London bus.

CCTV footage showed the male jogger pushing the victim into the path of oncoming traffic on a Putney bridge in South West London in May 2017.

The woman was saved after bus driver Oliver Salbris managed to swerve his double decker to narrowly avoid hitting her.

Now, the Metropolitan Police have announced that the investigation to identify the culprit has been closed after all lines of inquiry were ‘exhausted’.

A force spokesman said: ‘Officers looked at over 50 people of interest during the course of the investigation; all of them were researched, reviewed and eventually eliminated.

‘The matter was investigated fully with all reasonable lines of enquiry completed.’

‘As a suspect has not been identified and as all lines of enquiry have now been exhausted, the investigation has been closed.

‘Should any new information come to light, this will be explored.’

The 33-year-old victim suffered minor injuries following the incident, which occurred at 7.40am on May 5 2017.

The jogger ran back over the bridge 15 minutes after the incident, but ignored the woman when she attempted to speak to him.

The suspect was described as being a white man with brown eyes and short brown hair, aged in his early to mid-30s.