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.
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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He was a key figure in the industrial disputes that seemed a constant feature of Midlands car production in the 1970s.
Long sunny spells and light winds.
Fine for the next few days. Unsettled later this weekend.