Pensioner attack provokes 'considerable interest from community'

The man attempted to drag the woman off the bus at the Sandy Lane stop
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
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.

Read: pensioner dragged off bus in attempted robbery

Police are asking anyone who recognises the man to contact them on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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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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.