Attempted abduction at knifepoint of serviceman at RAF Marham

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.

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  • I have not seen anything about warning being issued late?

    They would be circulated around the base and accommodation areas (which are fenced). There were extra police patrols, I would expect them to warn any service personnel seen away from the base.

    Many comments online that it seems suspicious that no description has been given of the alleged attackers.

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    Lundavra July 21, 2016 12:07 pm Reply
  • Aye, Lundava … all the facts are not yet in.

    It’s pretty obvious that military and the police are targets of Islamic terrorists and associated lone nutters…personally I would take a less neo-liberal stace and tell serving personnel; when away from a controlled areas with good reason to wear uniform… travel in pairs and carry your side arm…

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    Karl Hughes July 21, 2016 12:40 pm Reply
  • Well I never…..

    Suspect 1 is described as between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 6ft (1.81m) tall, of athletic but stocky build, with dark hair, long on top, with a well-groomed beard. He was of Middle Eastern appearance with dark skin and wore dark casual clothing
    • Suspect 2 is described as between 20 and 30 years old, but younger than the first suspect, and of a slimmer build. Approximately 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, he was clean shaven with short dark he. He was also of Middle Eastern appearance and wore a white t-shirt and dark shorts.

    Find them, deport them…unless they are British…in which case stick them in some cushy prison, give them a xbox, mobile phone, and slippers at our expense…until that is we learn that the only way to control this plague is to bring back capital punishment for treason.

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    Karl Hughes July 21, 2016 2:55 pm Reply
  • Indeed, Karl. And what with Newsie reporting that it was “a dark car” it looks like an open an’ shut case!

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    jake July 21, 2016 9:06 pm Reply
    • Military bases always seem to have a lot of CCTV around them so hopefully there will images of the number plate. I saw one report which said that the serviceman put up such a fight that there was lots of blood from his attackers which will give DNA to identify them.

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      Lundavra July 22, 2016 8:57 am Reply
  • If only we had nuclear weapons that would deter any baddie.

    Looks like Karl is reverting to type over skin tone.

    Deport them all – unless their British! The irony in his statement is lost on the brexit ears.

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    No Cheese Here July 22, 2016 9:58 am Reply
  • Oh a wee bit of happy sunshine has arrived with the caseus smelling return of NHC… cheers buddy I thought you had forgot me.

    It must have slipped passed your interlect NHC, but you cannot deport a British Citizen doah ( lesson completed for today, tick’), anyhow, there may be hope for you yet given that you actually seem to know the skin tone of a person of “Middle Eastern appearance” … have you ever thought of applying for a job in the CID.

    Irony ? and your point is??? FYI: oh and thats a thats a “rhetorical” question NHC…look the word up while you are checking out the use of “irony” you silly fellow.

    Now scuttle of back under your rock and listen to a bit of Peer Gynt, I hear it calms the nerves of ye with troglodytic tendencies

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    Karl Hughes July 22, 2016 12:50 pm Reply
  • Iraqi Karl NHC!? Silly billy

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    No Cheese Here July 22, 2016 6:44 pm Reply
    • He’s so silly, he can’t spell bob backwards,

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      Murdoch MacKenzie July 22, 2016 7:33 pm Reply
  • The end is nigh for the Union. Ladbrokes have opened a book!

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    A.Salmon July 22, 2016 8:29 pm Reply
    • I hear they have opened a book on the Loch Ness Monster being found, aliens landing on earth and even Scotland winning the World Cup.

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      Lundavra July 22, 2016 11:06 pm Reply
      • You are not one of the worlds greatest thinkers!
        That we can be in agreement on.
        Football- the opinion of the poor!!

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        A.Salmon July 22, 2016 11:14 pm Reply
  • Why do some English folk on here continue to be so rude to Scotland and the Scots. I choose to live in Scotland, I love ceilidhs,the pipes, Burns Night, Hogmanay,the Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow the highlands and Islands, the border, Dumfries and Galloway and of course Argyll and Bute. Does that mean I have to run Scotland down. No. Do I believe Scotland would be better governed by the Scots . Yes. Does this mean I am less English, No. Please Argyll folk dont assume all people are like Karl, Lundarva. They are right wing wind up merchants

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    Anglophile July 22, 2016 9:18 pm Reply
    • But you would leave them with no purpose in life.
      Care in the community?
      Anyway,you are a breath of fresh air on here.
      Lang may yer Lum reek!!

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      A.Salmon July 22, 2016 9:48 pm Reply
      • Wi’ ither folks coal.

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        Richard July 22, 2016 10:06 pm Reply
        • You should not be a exponent of the Union.
          You should rely on a Scot to do that!
          If there are any left.

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          A.Salmon July 22, 2016 11:12 pm Reply
    • Hi Anglophile, I see Richard has amplified your point.

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      Murdoch MacKenzie July 23, 2016 2:49 am Reply
  • To return to the main point of the article – the thugs sure picked the wrong target! Young, male, superfit – even without his RAF Regiment uniform he must have appeared a formidable opponent. And one of them has carelessly left his DNA, in the form of his blood, splattered over the knuckles of his “victim”.

    There must be some sort of award we can bestow on these dimwit primitives.

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    S.White July 24, 2016 8:41 pm Reply

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