Yesterday, two individuals attempted to kidnap a member of the RAF who was out jogging at RAF Marham.
It unfortunately seems rather likely that this was an attempted terrorist attack, although there could be other motives. Luckily, whatever the motive, the attempt failed.
A serviceman who was threatened with a knife near an RAF base was the victim of an attempted abduction, police said.Officers said he was approached by two men as he was out jogging near the married quarters at RAF Marham in Norfolk on Wednesday.
He was threatened with a knife and attempts were made to grab him before both men fled in a car, Norfolk Police said. The force said it was "unable to discount terrorism" as a motive.
The victim, who was not in uniform at the time, was unharmed. Police have issued descriptions of the two suspects involved. One is described as between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 6ft (1.81m) tall, of athletic but stocky build, with dark hair, long on top, and a well-groomed beard. He was of Middle Eastern appearance with dark skin and wore dark casual clothing. The other is is said to be around the same age but younger than the first suspect and of a slimmer build, 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and clean shaven with short dark hair. He was also of Middle Eastern appearance and wore a white t-shirt and dark shorts. They fled the scene in a dark coloured people carrier.
Det Supt Paul Durham, from Norfolk Police, said they were keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the King's Lynn area "but particularly towards Marham between midday and 6pm yesterday."He added: "The motivation for the attack remains unclear and whilst we are currently unable to discount terrorism, there are a number of other possible hypotheses."