Police have launched a hunt for the ‘Pimlico Pusher’ after recently obtaining footage of the assault, which took place in May 2018. The appeal has been issued now after previous inquiries failed to establish any leads.
The dramatic moment a ‘mother’ shoulder-barged a woman in her 60’s into the path of an on-coming bus just moments after they rowed outside a Tesco Express in Warwick Way.
Footage shows the woman, who was with a small child, shove the victim forward, catching her completely off-guard while she was waiting at a pedestrian crossing in Pimlico, London. The bus driver was able to slam on the brakes to avoid running her over, but the victim crashed into the vehicle’s doors, while the woman fled the scene while holding the hand of a small boy.
Witnesses rushed to aid the shocked victim, who was left sitting on the edge of the pavement close to the road while tending a head wound. The woman had previously barged the victim at the Tesco during the argument and then followed her to the pedestrian crossing after she left the shop.
Detective Constable Samantha Edwards, who leads the investigation into the incident which happened in May 2018, said: ‘This was an unprovoked assault which could have had much more serious consequences. The woman collided with the doors of the bus after being shoved towards it. Bystanders went to aid the woman as the offender left the scene’.
A number of inquiries have been undertaken to locate the person responsible.
If you recognise this woman I would ask you to contact police immediately. It goes without saying that he victim has been deeply affected emotionally by this whole incident.
Anyone with information should contact the Serious Crime Unit based at Westminster on 101 or tweet @MetCC. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.