The City of London Police is today (Tuesday 13 November 2018) issuing CCTV in an effort to find witnesses of an incident where a man was pushed in front of oncoming traffic.

The footage shows the victim walking on the east pavement of New Bridge Street northbound at around 08.00 on the morning of 23 July 2018. He is then shoved, from behind, into the road and narrowly avoids being hit by a taxi.

Officers have learnt from the victim that before the incident he brushed shoulders and exchanged words with the suspect.

The victim continued to walk down the road on his way to work but he was followed by the suspect who then pushed him towards the oncoming cars.

The victim sustained grazes to his hands and arms and was dazed for a brief period of time.

Members of the public assisted the victim and some even followed the suspect to confront him. One member of the public took a photo of the suspect which is being released by the City of London Police alongside CCTV of the incident.

Detective Constable Duff, from the City of London Police, said:

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident in July or who may know the man in the photograph.

“The quick thinking actions of the taxi driver undoubtedly prevented this incident having much more severe consequences for the victim. However he is still naturally shocked and horrified by what happened to him.

“If you have any information that can assist our investigation please call us on 0207 601 2999.”

If you would like to give information anonymously you can do so via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling them on 0800 555 111 or visiting their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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