Friday, August 11, 2017

Former Lehman Brothers Partner Arrested for Pushing Woman in Path of a Bus

A man arrested in London on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming bus while out jogging has been identified as a partner at a London-based private equity firm, reports The Guardian,.

CCTV footage released shows a man barging into a woman, knocking her into the road on the east side of Putney Bridge and forcing a bus to swerve to avoid her.

 However, Eric Bellquist has denied he was the jogger caught on CCTV shoving a woman into the road on Putney Bridge, south-west London – with his lawyers stating he has “irrefutable proof” he was in the US at the time of the incident.

Bellquist currently works for Hutton Collins Partners, a private equity firm and sits on the boards of the restaurant chains as a non-executive director. He previously worked for the failed US investment bank Lehman Brothers.

The Metropolitan police said on Thursday they had arrested a man in Chelsea on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released on bail.

In a statement on behalf of Bellquist, his lawyers, Duncan Lewis solicitors, said: “This statement is issued in relation to our client Mr Eric Bellquist, who was arrested yesterday in relation to an assault that took place between a male jogger and a female pedestrian on 5 May 2017 on Putney Bridge, London.

“Our client has been wrongly implicated in this matter; he categorically denies being the individual concerned and has irrefutable proof that he was in the United States at the time of the incident. Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation.”


(Via The Daily Mail)

Eric Bellquist was wrongly arrested in connection to the Putney Bridge attack.

His lawyers managed to produce irrefutable proof that he was in the United States at the time of the incident.

Bellquist, who did not appear to be at home today, was dramatically hauled away in handcuffs from his home in west London last week after police released CCTV footage of the incident and appealed for members of the public to identify the jogger.

Bellquist has received death threats and been forced to hire a bodyguard.

1 comment:

  1. AP reports that he has been eliminated from the investigation.

    How did they choose this guy in the first place? Facial recognition software? There's something not being said here.