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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police have launched an urgent search for two middle eastern men who attempted to bundle a RAF serviceman in to their car.

Two people waited in a car from him to pass before they jumped out and grabbed him.

Police have confirmed the incident happened at an RAF base in which two men attempted to grab the serviceman which is now being treat as an attempted abduction.

The attacked grabbed his shoulder and wrist and attempted to force him into the car. The first attacker ended up on the floor and a second appeared with a knife.

Two Middle Eastern men approached the serviceman yesterday while he was out jogging a mile from RAF Marham they then attempted to bundle him into their vehicle at knife point.

Police say the suspected are aged 20 – 30 and described as one with a well-groomed beard and of stocky build and the other clean shaven and slimmer.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham said: “The motivation for the attack remains unclear at this time, and whilst we are currently unable to discount terrorism, there are a number of other possible hypotheses.

“We have received a number of sightings of the suspect’s vehicle in west Norfolk and there is no reason to discount the chance the suspects are still in the area It is hugely important we locate the vehicle and its occupants.”

The victim has been left very shaken by the incident.

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