Putney Pusher cops arrest THIRD innocent man as detectives launch desperate appeal for leads

POLICE hunting the Putney Pusher have arrested a third innocent man as they issue another desperate appeal for information.

The 49-year-old was arrested in Aberdeen today and later released with no further action.

 Police have appealed for information to track down the man to quiz him about the incident

He is the third man to be arrested in connection with the horror on May 5 when a 33-year-old woman was shoved in front of a bus on Putney Bridge.

The hero bus driver managed to bring the number 430 to a stop just inches from her head as she lay sprawled on the ground.

The Metropolitan police have not excluded the possibility that the jogger and his victim knew each other.

They said the jogger ran the other way across the bridge around 15 minutes later and the victim attempted to speak to him, but "he did not acknowledge her".

 Police officers have released CCTV footage showing a jogger appearing to shove the woman in front of the bus
 The woman is seen hurtling towards the bus, which somehow manages to swerve into another lane to avoid striking her and causing serious injury
 The jogger continued running along the bridge and did not stop to help the woman

Millionaire banker Eric Bellquist hit out at cops for implicating him in the "abhorrent" crime when he was 5,000 miles away in California.

The American has been cleared of any involvement in the attack.

Following his arrest, the 41-year-old went into hiding and was under the protection of ex-SAS veterans despite proving that he was in America at the time of the incident.

The Metropolitan Police have since confirmed officers investigating the case did not check whether the banker was in the country before he was arrested, Daily Mail reported.

 Eric Bellquist, 41, has been eliminated from the police inquiry after footage showed a jogger pushing a woman in front of a bus

Police said officers had "reasonable grounds" to arrest Mr Bellquist, from Chelsea, West London, in connection with the offence.

A second man, who was not named, was arrested following a CCTV appeal but released with no further action on the same day.

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."

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