RAF MARHAM: Police deny newspaper claims suspects are ‘hiding out near base’

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham denies reports the police think the suspects are hiding out near Marham ANL-160727-154610009

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham denies reports the police think the suspects are hiding out near Marham ANL-160727-154610009

Norfolk Police have dismissed national newspaper claims that they think the RAF Marham kidnap suspects are hiding out in the area.

Officers in the case issued a clarification today after The Sun claimed the suspects in an e-fit the police issued had been spotted ‘and are feared to be ­hiding out near’ the base.

A police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm there have been reports of sightings nationwide but none of these are being treated as confirmed sightings of our suspects at this time.”

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, leading the case, said: “I’m grateful to the public’s help so far and there is some promising information amongst these calls.

“Officers continue with the painstaking task of trawling CCTV. This process does take time but I’m confident this work will pay-off.

“Regarding the search for our suspects, we are not focusing on any specific area and I’m keeping an open mind as to where they are from.

“It’s evident the would-be attackers have underestimated the victim’s ability to fight back.

“Let me reiterate there is no credible evidence this is a terrorist incident, but that remains one of a number of possibilities.”

Police continue to appeal for help from members of the public in tracing the suspects. Any who has information about the men should call 101 or if you see them in person call 999.