Part of RAF Marham sealed after serviceman threatened with a knife

Police at RAF Marham after a man was threatened with a knife. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police at RAF Marham after a man was threatened with a knife. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Police have closed a road close to the married quarters at RAF Marham following an incident this afternoon.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident on a road close to the married quarters of RAF Marham earlier this afternoon.

Officers were called just before 3.30pm to reports a man was approached by two other men in the Burnthouse Road and Ladywood Road area. The men threatened the victim with a knife before making off in a dark coloured car.

The victim, a serviceman, was not injured. He was not in uniform at the time of the incident.

The suspects have not been located at this time.

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Officers are carrying out reassurance patrols in the area and the road from the junction of Marham Road to Squires Hill remains closed.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Lorne Green said we 'must not draw any conclusions' as investigations are in their early stages.

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'The incident is under close investigation at the moment with an open mind,' he said. 'There is nothing at the moment to strongly suggest one motive above another and it is all subject to a very intensive investigation at the moment. 'Incidents of this kind are very rare in our county and our constabulary, working in co-operation with other forces, are well-equipped to respond to any eventuality of violent crime, regardless of motive.

'There is a very close co-operation between the constabulary and the military police, which is ongoing at the moment.'

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence 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 stage.'

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