Fears over mystery man who ‘shoves people’ on bridge and attacked boy with bat

A man has reportedly been causing injuries as he jogs up and down a bridge in east London and pushes people who are attempting to cross.

The culprit, called Blue Bridge Man by locals, allegedly swears at passers-by as he runs up Canary Wharf’s Blue Bridge and pushes people out of his way.

Eyewitnesses say the man, believed to be in his mid-20s, has both verbally and physically abused people.

Speaking to MyLondon, a mum-of-three said the man "barged past and pushed" her four-year-old daughter and hit her son as he screamed, "move out of the way".

She said: "He grabbed my son’s hoodie and pulled his head down and was non-stop punching him left right and centre.

"My poor son got really badly injured – he’s got bruises all over his back, his arms, his neck, his face, his ribs."

Numerous users on a local Facebook group for Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs residents have been sharing their experiences of incidents with the man.

One resident said the man used his shoulder to barge past her as she was walking with her six-year-old and six-month-old.

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Another said he witnessed a man verbally abusing a mother and her two children, which saw the man attack her "14-year-old son with a bat" as she attempted to walk away.

One woman also recalled an encounter as she says the "aggressive" man "purposely" tried to walk into her.

A Met spokesperson confirmed a 28-year-old man had been arrested following multiple allegations of "racially aggravated assault causing actual bodily harm" and has since been released under investigation.

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