Police are appealing for witnesses after runner was pushed into the road

According to witnesses in Jersey, a man pushed a female runner off the pavement and into the road. Officers are looking to speak to anyone who was near Grainville School at approximately 4.40pm last Saturday.

The man was apparently part of a group of 5 to 6 others and the event happened on St Saviour’s Hill between Five Oaks roundabout and the junction of Deloraine Road.

If anyone has any information, please contact Jersey Police on 612612 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This comes after a similar event occurred in London on Putney Bridge last September, where a woman was pushed in front of a London bus and almost killed by a jogger. The CCTV of the woman taken on the on-board camera showed how close the bus was to colliding with the woman's head, but was narrowly avoided thanks to the quick reactions of its driver.

The man jogging pushed the 33-year-old woman into the path of oncoming traffic as she walked across the bridge, and according to the Metropolitan police, the suspect came jogging back across the bridge 15-minutes later, but was never formally identified.  

The bus driver, Oliver Salbris, told the Sunday Times: “If I hadn’t swerved, I would have smashed her head. It was reflex. The consequences would have been terrible for her – and for me.” He also said the jogger “looked like he was doing it on purpose.”

Both incidents are a reminder that whether running or not, we should all be kind and vigilant to others when near busy roads.