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Serviceman Attacked: Was It Terror Plot?
If it does turn out to be terror-related, the attack will be the latest in a series targeting military personnel in the UK.
23:12, UK,
Thursday 21 July 2016

By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent

Police investigating an attack on a serviceman near RAF Marham in Norfolk have said they are "currently unable to discount terrorism" as the motive.

The victim, who was out jogging at the time, was approached by two men of Middle Eastern appearance who tried to bundle him into their car.

He fought them off and returned to the base, the home of Britain's Tornado GR4 Force which is involved in operations in the Middle East.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham of Norfolk Police said there were a number of possible reasons for the attack.

He told reporters: "Whilst we are currently unable to discount terrorism, there are a number of other possible hypotheses, including abduction unrelated to terrorism, or robbery."

If it does turn out to be a terrorist plot, it will be the latest in a series in the UK targeting military personnel which have led to heightened security.

The most infamous and tragic example happened on the 22 May 2013 when fusilier Lee Rigby was knocked down and then stabbed to death as he walked outside Woolwich barracks in south east London.

His killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were jailed for life for his murder.

In 2007, six years before Lee Rigby's murder, the threat to UK military personnel from terrorists became apparent when a group of Birmingham men were arrested for a plot to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier.

The plot's ringleader, Parviz Khan, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

In March this year, two men were jailed for life for plotting to shoot dead soldiers and police in west London.

Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed had planned to target military personnel in a drive-by shooting at the Parachute Regiment's Reserve barracks in White City.

They also planned to shoot police outside the nearby Shepherds Bush police station.

Two months later, in May this year, 25-year-old Junead Khan was jailed for life for a plot to kill US personnel at a military base in Suffolk.

Khan had planned to stage a road crash outside RAF Lakenheath and then attack and stab those who came to help.
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