The attempted abduction of a serviceman outside RAF Marham in Norfolk by two men on 20th July will feature this evening on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

Police cordon at RAF Marham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The serviceman says he felt he was fighting for his life and that he might never see his family again as he escaped from his attackers who tried to force him into a dark coloured people carrier.

RAF Marham, Norfolk. Credit: ITN News Anglia

The victim was running on Squire's Hill near the airbase when the attempted abduction took place. The men involved have both been described as 20-30 years old and of Middle Eastern appearance,

RAF Marham ambush reconstruction. Credit: BBC
Efit of the two RAF Marham ambush suspects. Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

We were shocked it happened in the local area. We are a very low crime area. Its not the normal sort of thing to happen in this area. We support our flying people at Marham and its very important to keep it going. It's a shame it happened.

Paul Darby, Mayor of Swaffham