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150 callers respond to RAF Marham abduction appeal after e-fits of suspects released

Police have received more than 100 calls after e-fits of two men involved in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham.

150 calls have been made to a dedicated hotline set up following the incident last Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

The suspects are both described as Middle Eastern origin in appearance.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries in the area and nearby village.

Police have set up a dedicated hotline Credit: PA

Since yesterday afternoon we’ve received 150 calls from members of the public, from people locally and further afield, and officers are following up this information.

The road blocks allowed us to capture people who might not necessarily live in the area but use the routes for work or leisure purposes. This was useful in identifying some drivers with dash cams and this footage has been retrieved and will be reviewed.

We continue to make progress but as I said yesterday, this will be lengthy investigation as it requires painstaking detailed enquiries.

I would continue to urge anyone who recognises either man in the e-fit images provided, or has knowledge concerning their whereabouts to contact police on 101. If you see the men in person do not approach them and call police immediately on 999.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team

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