Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Police reveal e-fits of suspects wanted over RAF Marham attempted abduction

Efits of the two suspects Photo: Norfolk Police

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of an RAF serviceman at Marham in Norfolk have released e-fit images of the suspects.

It comes as police mark the one-week anniversary of the attack.

The victim, a man in his late 20s, was out running between 2.45pm and 3.26pm last Wednesday when he was approached by two men. The victim managed to fight off his attackers, who then fled.

The suspects, both described as Middle Eastern origin in appearance, remain at large and their vehicle has not yet been located.

The serviceman was attacked while running outside RAF Marham Credit: PA Images

Suspect One is aged between 20-30, about 6ft tall, of athletic but stocky build, with dark hair which was long on top and had a well-groomed beard. He had a dark skin tone and wore causal clothing.

Suspect One Credit: Norfolk Police

Suspect Two is aged between 20-30, but younger than the first suspect and of a slimmer build. He was about 5ft 10, clean shaven with short dark hair and wore a white t-shirt and dark shorts.

While the victim only witnessed two people during the incident, officers have said it is possible there was at least one other person in the vehicle.

Suspect Two Credit: Norfolk Police

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham is leading the Investigation with support from officers at the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

"We know that our victim is a member of RAF personnel and we are still investigating how much relevance this was to his attempted abduction. It is probable that there would have been a degree of planning involved and in order to achieve this, it is quite possible that there was at least one other person involved.”

– Det Supt Paul Durham, Norfolk Police
Police to carry out witness appeal Credit: PA

This afternoon police were carrying out concerted witness appeals in Marham, seeking information from people who were in the local area last Wednesday.

We’ve carried out extensive enquiries in the area but the purpose of these anniversary checks is to speak with people who regularly use roads in the area as part of a route to work or in their social life who we haven’t necessarily captured as part of our house to house enquiries.

We know from CCTV enquiries that this road, despite being rural, is well used, so it’s possible someone may have seen the dark coloured people carrier either being driven by the suspects or parked up in the area on that day.

– Det Supt Paul Durham

More on this story