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UK: Two Middle Eastern men try to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint


RAF Knife Threat Treated As Attempted Abduction

Police search for two suspects of Middle Eastern appearance who tried to bundle a serviceman into their car.

SkyNews
Thursday 21 July 2016

Video: Police Unable To Discount Terrorism As A Motive

Police hunting two men who tried to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint say they have not ruled out terrorism as a motive.

They also say there may have been an element of “pre-planning” in the attack near RAF Marham in Norfolk.

The suspects, both of Middle Eastern appearance, approached the man at around 3pm on Wednesday while he was out jogging about a mile from the base.

One of them grabbed him and tried to drag him towards a nearby car but the serviceman, who is married and in his 20s, knocked him to the ground.

His accomplice, who was carrying a knife, helped him up and the pair drove off in a dark-coloured people carrier.

Video: Resident: Police reacted within minutes

 

The serviceman, who was not in uniform, was said to have been “very, very shaken by his ordeal”.

Norfolk Police say the suspects are aged between 20 and 30 years old. One had a well-groomed beard and was of stocky build, while the other is clean shaven and slimmer.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham said: “The motivation for the attack remains unclear at this time, and whilst we are currently unable to discount terrorism, there are a number of other possible hypotheses, including abduction unrelated to terrorism, or robbery.

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RAF Marham’s Families and Friends Day will go ahead as planned.

We have received a number of sightings of the suspect’s vehicle in west Norfolk and there is no reason to discount the chance the the men remain in the area.

“It is hugely important we locate the vehicle and its occupants.”

When asked at a media conference if he thought the attack was pre-planned, Mr Durham replied: “It is difficult to envisage a situation where perhaps there wasn’t an element of pre-planning, but it’s too early to say for sure.”

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Enquiries are continuing to confirm the circumstances of the incident.

He added: “It was a regular running route for the victim, it’s a regular running route for a number of personnel within RAF Marham. It’s a well-trodden path.”

The base is home to Britain’s Tornado GR4 Force which is involved in operations in the Middle East.

Detectives have set up a dedicated hotline appealing for information about the two suspects, who are still at large.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said sightings of a dark-coloured people carrier in the King’s Lynn area of Norfolk were of particular interest.

The airbase was on high alert on Thursday, with a roadblock in place on one route into Marham and police patrolling the streets.

However, the airbase’s popular Families and Friends Day was allowed to go ahead, with thousands of people watching a display by the Red Arrows.

The police’s hotline number is 0800 056 0154; people can also call 0207 158 0011.

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “UK: Two Middle Eastern men try to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint

  1. Pretty clear that the service man was going to be used for some kind of appalling propaganda purpose. Either as a headless corpse or ransomed to the government.
    Good for him he could fight back.

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  2. ” Police Unable To Discount Terrorism As A Motive”.. It is statements like this that assure one about just how damaged is the UK thanks to the traitor leftists. I guess that it was rape that they had on their mind’s not a kufir murder. How stupid are these police leaders? They should actually talk to the troops on the field not their leftist cronies.

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  3. These asshats were probably going to hold him for ransom. Then the usual jihadist plan…if ransom not paid then his head is displayed in public for all to see.

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