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Coventry pensioner dragged from bus in attempted robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner in Coventry was dragged off a bus by a man trying to steal her bag.

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Pensioner attack provokes 'considerable interest from community'

The man attempted to drag the woman off the bus at the Sandy Lane stop Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say an incident where a Coventry pensioner was dragged off a bus by a man trying to steal her bag has provoked "a considerable amount of interest from the community."

West Midlands Police say a number of people have been in touch with them offering help.

The man only let go of the bag when the woman bit his hand Credit: West Midlands Police

One name given by several members of the public has been eliminated from their inquiries as police continue to trace the man.

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Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 Credit: West Midlands Police

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