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Garrison sighting 'not linked' to RAF Marham kidnap bid

RAF Marham suspects Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption Norfolk Police issued e-fits of two men officers believe were involved in last week's abduction attempt at RAF Marham

A sighting of a man near a barracks is not linked to an investigation into a kidnap bid at RAF Marham, police said.

Officers were contacted with reports of a man seen in Colchester, thought to resemble one of the offenders involved in the attempted abduction in Norfolk.

A victim was threatened with a knife by two men who tried to force him into a car near the Norfolk base last week.

Police investigating the incident at RAF Marham confirmed the sighting was not one of the suspects.

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The Norfolk force issued an e-fit earlier this week in an attempt to track down the two men, who fled the scene in a dark-coloured people carrier, which the police are still trying to trace.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said safety of personnel was "paramount".