Video footage released today by police shows the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus.

The bus swerves to miss the 33-year-old victim, but she was put in "extreme danger", police stated.

The woman received only minor injuries during the incident at 7.41am on May 5.

The Metropolitan police today (Tuesday, August 8) launched an appeal to trace the jogger in the CCTV footage.

The woman was walking across Putney Bridge towards the Tube station on the morning of May 5 when a male jogger pushed her into the road.

The bus narrowly missed her as she tumbled backwards into the road. The driver stopped to check on her wellbeing. Several passengers rushed off the bus to come to her aid, police stated.

When the jogger came back across the bridge about 15 minutes later, the victim tried to speak to him, but he ignored her and continued running, a Met spokesperson added.

The jogger is described as a white man, in his mid to late 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.

Sergeant Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.

"We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

To offer information, call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or tweet @MetCC.

To offer information anonymuosly, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.