Serviceman “Threatened With Knife” By RAF Base

A serviceman has been threatened with a knife near the married quarters of an RAF base, police have said.

The serviceman is understood to have been approached by two men with a knife at RAF Marham, near King’s Lynn in Norfolk, at about 3pm on Wednesday. The men then escaped in a dark-coloured Ford Galaxy. The serviceman, who was not in uniform, was not injured.

Norfolk Constabulary said they would not speculate on whether the incident was terrorism-related and they have not issued a description of the attackers.  Marham is home to four squadrons of Tornado bombers which have been flying raids against Islamic State in Syria from Cyprus.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “We are aware of an ongoing police operation in relation to an incident near RAF Marham. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”