UK Police can only hold someone for 24 hours* before they have to either charge them or release them. I can easily imagine a decision where the suspect is not considered a flight risk, they would release him with an investigation still to be conducted.
suspects can be held up to 96 hours for serious crimes (e.g. Murder), and up to 14 days on terrorism related offences.
On the assumption you are not being entirely sarcastic The man arrested (presumably the suspect) is 50 and living in Chelsea, so quite possibly owns his flat/home, therefore is unlikely to do a runner and hop a train/plane over to Europe. Or for all I know the cops may have seized his passport.
The sidewalk is not crowded, he actually moves to his right in order to be close enough to body-check her, there was plenty of room on his left to completely avoid her. And he was not looking down at all, his arms were swinging the whole time. From the available video it is almost certainly deliberate. He may not have known the bus was there but he knocked her into the street where it was reasonable to assume there would be a danger from traffic.
The question of motive remains open until the real culprit (assuming the arrested-and-released guy isn’t it) is found and chooses to share his feelings.
That video is clear enough for anyone who knows the jogger to call the police and say, “I think its John Doe”. They can then follow up. A search warrant for the clothing etc. Somebody has to know this guy.
That’s not a reasonable suspicion. I would lawyer up too if I got anywhere near an accusation with severe life altering consequences. I would absolutely not put all my faith in the police having my back. Their motivations are not in complete alignment with mine.
Dude’s a psychopath. I’ve had a similar thing happen to me by some fuckwit. I was walking on the sidewalk along the beach where i came upon a jogger in an area that was slightly constricted by a sign. There was plenty of room for two people to pass. Here in America, we walk to the right, and everyone knows this. He was moving to his left, and I was moving to the right. He continued to his left and then checked me into the fence like Luc Robitaille. At least he didn’t try to kill me.