Man shoved in front of a private hire vehicle in London after brushing shoulders with person in the

A pedestrian was shoved in front of a private hire vehicle after brushing shoulders with another person on a busy London Street. 

The victim was walking along New Bridge Street in the City of London at around 8am on July 23 when he was pushed unexpectedly into the path of rush hour traffic. He man told police he had "brushed shoulders and exchanged words" with another man, before he then followed him and shoved him into on-coming traffic. The victim suffered grazes to his hands and arms, but was not majorly hurt. The City of London Police force have released a photograph taken of the suspect by members of the during the incident. 

A spokesperson for the City of London Police force 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 (private hire) 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.”

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