‘Pimlico Pusher’ shoulder barged pensioner toward moving bus after row in Tesco

A woman dubbed the ‘Pimlico Pusher’ has admitted shoving a female shopper towards an oncoming bus.

Amelia Doris, 40, fled the scene with two children as the victim, Linda Lancaster, aged in her sixties, nursed a head wound and grazes near the bus, which had slammed to a halt.

A video shows Ms Lancaster almost getting run over as her attacker barged her into the road after a heated exchange in a nearby Tesco.

Police released the footage in a bid to track down the attacker following the incident, in Pimlico, central London.

She was due to stand trial at Southwark Crown Court, but on Tuesday pleaded guilty to inflicting actual bodily harm in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico on May 29, 2019.

Doris also pleaded guilty to the racially aggravated assault of Ms Lancaster and the more serious charge of attempted grievous bodily harm was dropped.

She became known as the ‘Pimlico Pusher’ when police appealed for information following the assault in 2019.

Doris, who lives nearby in a Peabody Trust flat, will return for sentencing on February 8.

During the police hunt police described Doris as guilty of a deliberate “shoulder barge” on the victim into the path of the bus.

Ms Lancaster had been waiting at a pedestrian crossing and was unaware of Doris approaching from behind when she was pushed.

The bus driver slammed on the brakes and the victim fell into the vehicle’s doors, leaving her stunned.

Shortly before the pair had rowed in the Tesco Express several streets away, with Ms Lancaster saying Doris also barged her then.

After the second shove Ms Lancaster reportedly sustained bruises and grazes to her ankles, shins and knees, plus the head injury and an injury to her shoulder.

Announcing the initial hunt for Doris, Detective Constable Samantha Edwards said: “This was an unprovoked assault, which could have had much more serious consequences.

“It goes without saying that the victim has been deeply affected emotionally by this whole incident.”