American accused of pushing London woman is cleared

London police have cleared the American investment banker they previously accused of pushing a jogger in front of a bus earlier this year.

Eric Bellquist, who works at the London-based Hutton Collins Partners private equity firm, “has now been eliminated from the investigation,” Metropolitan Police said in a press release Saturday that didn’t name the banker.

The 41-year-old San Diego native was arrested Thursday after police believed he was the man captured on May 5 surveillance video pushing a woman toward a bus.

Bellquist’s lawyers disputed the accusations because their “irrefutable proof” he was in the U.S. at the time.

American banker denies pushing woman into path of London bus

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Eric Bellquist denied through his attorneys that he was even in the UK at the time.

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“Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation,” the law firm representing him said in a tweeted statement.

So now London police are again searching for who pushed the 33-year-old victim while on the Putney Bridge.

Surveillance video from the May 5 incident showed the male jogger pushing the woman into the road shortly after 7:30 a.m. She barely missed being hit by a bus.

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Police are still searching for the jogger captured pushing the woman into the street.

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Passengers rushed out of the vehicle to help the victim, who police said suffered “minor injuries.”

The victim saw the jogger — described as a white male in his early- to mid-30s — running on the bridge about 15 minutes later, cops said.

She tried to flag him, police said, but he ignored her and kept running.

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