RAF Marham attempted abduction to feature on Crimewatch

A still taken from tonight's BBC Crimewatch programme.

A still taken from tonight's BBC Crimewatch programme. - Credit: Archant

Police in Norfolk will make a nationwide appeal for information into the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham when the inquiry features on Crimewatch tonight (Monday 5).

Norfolk Constabulary will be appealing for information on the programme on BBC One at 9pm.

The serviceman was out running in the village of Marham at approximately 3.10pm on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th July when he was ambushed by two men in a dark coloured people carrier parked alongside a quiet stretch of road called Squires Hill. During the attack the airman was forcibly dragged towards the vehicle, but managed to fight off the attackers and escape. One of the men was armed with a knife.

Both men are described as being of Middle Eastern appearance.

The first suspect is described as being between 20 and 30 years old, around 6’ 2”and stocky. He had a full, well groomed beard and dark hair. He was wearing dark blue jeans/trousers, dark trainers and a black round neck t-shirt with white writing from the right shoulder down to the left hand side.

The second suspect is smaller than his accomplice. He was wearing a plain white round neck t-shirt and dark coloured shorts just above the knee. He was about 5’10” with a slimmer build. He was clean shaven, with a short back and sides haircut.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham will be speaking to Jeremy Vine on Crimewatch live from RAF Marham tonight at 9pm.

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Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team using the 101 number.