In 'Shocking' Video, Jogger Knocks Woman in Front of Bus

London police searching for man involved in May incident
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2017 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – London police are searching for a jogger seen knocking a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in "shocking" CCTV footage. According to police, a 33-year-old woman was walking on Putney Bridge in London around 7:40am on May 5 when a man jogging in the opposite direction knocked into her. CCTV footage shows the jogger keeping to one side of a sidewalk as a male pedestrian passes him. But as the woman approaches seconds later, the jogger appears to run at her, shoving her into the path of a double-decker bus. The woman falls to the ground, her head coming within inches of the bus, before the driver swerves away "at the last second," per the Evening Standard.

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"It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle," Sgt. Mat Knowles tells the Guardian. The woman did suffer minor injuries as a result and was assisted by bus passengers. But her apparent assailant—who was wearing a T-shirt, shorts, and running shoes—kept moving, police say. The jogger crossed the bridge again about 15 minutes after the incident, but though the woman tried to speak to him, "he did not acknowledge her," police say. Authorities are now asking witnesses or anyone who recognizes the jogger to contact police. He's described as a white male in his early to mid-30s, with brown eyes and brown hair. (Read more London stories.)

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