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Attempted abduction 'turned RAF airman's world upside down'

RAF Marham, where the incident happened Credit: PA

The airman at the centre of an attempted abduction outside an RAF base has spoken out about the incident and how it turned his world upside down.

The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running in the village of Marham in Norfolk on July 20 when he was attacked by two men.

The victim said he was near RAF Marham when he was ambushed and grabbed by one man who tried to drag him towards a nearby car.

He told police he knocked the first attacked to the ground, and an accomplice, carrying a knife, helped him up before both men fled the scene.

Norfolk Constabulary will be appealing for information on the BBC's Crimewatch on Monday night.

A clip released ahead of the programme features the victim's words, spoken by an actor.

"This whole event has turned my world upside down. The outcome could have been a lot more severe, but it's the 'what ifs' you know, not being able to see my wife again, not being able to see my family again.

"And I knew what I had to do to get away. I was fighting for my life. I won't let this stop me from doing things I need to do, but it does affect you emotionally," he said.

Police said the first suspect was aged between 20 and 30, around 6ft and of an athletic but stocky build, with a dark skin tone, dark hair and a well-groomed beard.

The second suspect is described as being between 20 and 30, but younger and slimmer than the first suspect, around 5ft 10, and clean shaven with short dark hair.