London’s MET Police up to their own inept tricks again…..
London’s Metropolitan Police have rightly been commended for their involvement in countering the recent terrorist attacks in the Capital but praise must be countered with criticism when they “cock up” in such a ludicrously embarrassing way as with the wrongful arrest of millionaire banker Eric Bellquist, who has received death threats and been forced to hire a bodyguard after he was wrongfully detained in connection with the shocking attack by the jogger on Putney Bridge last week.
The video of the runner on Putney Bridge, pushing a woman so she could have been hit by a bus in May this year went viral when it was released by the police last week, in the hope that somebody would recognise the perpetrator.
A “Mr Bellquist” was dramatically hauled away from his Chelsea home in handcuffs last week but yesterday, the law firm acting on behalf of Mr Bellquist, who works for London-based investment firm Hutton Collins, released a statement to say he was in the US at the time of the incident.
It read: “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.”
Oh dear – once again the Met Police would appear to be covered with embarrassment for their over zealous approach which has besmirched the name and professional reputation of Mr Bellquist……but wait – asked whether the force would be issuing an apology to Mr Bellquist, a spokesman said last night:
“There were reasonable grounds to arrest the man in connection with this offence.”
Mr Bellquist was subsequently released with no further action to be taken and police have renewed their appeals for people who might recognise the attacker from CCTV footage to come forward.
Britain is not a litigious country but if I were Mr Bellquist I’d sue the arse off the Metropolitan Police and I say “GOOD LUCK” !!
It could have been me but I’m a lot fatter, live 100 miles away and don’t jog…..
Lets Tour England !