Yesterday afternoon, 20th July 2016, Norfolk’s frontline RAF base – soon to host two squadrons of the most advanced fiighter jet, the Lightning II, replacing the elderly Tornados – was the scene of an attempted abduction at knifepoint of a serviceman in civilian clothing by two men, who then got away in what is described as ‘a dark car’.
Serviceman at the base are n0w being officially warned not to go out alone, not to be visually identifiable as servicemen and to be watchful.
Why have such warnings been issued so late, given the appalling and primitive murder of Gunner Lee Rigby in broad daylight in the streets of London in May 2013?
Anti-terrorist police are said not to be involved in the investigation if this incident. Since there would seem to be a prima facie case for such involvement, it is important that the public are told why such involvement is not deemed necessary.