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Police receive hundreds of calls after RAF Marham serviceman attack


Police investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham in Norfolk have received more than 500 calls from the public.

It comes a month on since the attack which happened on Squires Hill while the serviceman, aged in his 20s, was out running.

Public appeals and the release of e-fit images of the suspects, resulted in about 550 calls from the public.

Norfolk Police released this e-fit of the two men. Credit: Norfolk Police

Despite a significant response from the public, there have been no confirmed sightings of the suspects who remain outstanding.

A 60-strong team of detectives, 50 from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team and 10 from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command, are working on the case.

I stated from the outset this would be a lengthy enquiry due to the remoteness of the location and sporadic nature of CCTV in the area. This means we’ve had to widen our search and naturally this work, when done thoroughly, takes time.

CCTV remains a key focus of our enquiry and between 50 and 60 hours has been viewed; I appreciate this might not sound a lot but examining footage in great detail takes time. Footage is being viewed frame-by-frame – that’s the level of detail we are looking at and there’s equally as much to review. The victim is continuing to receive support and remains off work as he comes to terms with this traumatic ordeal.

I’m confident we will get to the bottom of this case. It’s going to be old fashioned detective work which gets the breakthrough and that could take several months.”

– Detective Superintendent Paul Durham

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