Police have launched an investigation following the attempted abduction of a serviceman at Aldershot Garrison in Hampshire.
Service personnel stationed there have reportedly been warned not to wear uniform outside the base after two men in a blue Renault Clio reportedly tried to snatch a soldier near the main Garrison Church this morning, reports The Mirror.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said they are looking into the reports and cannot comment further at this stage.
Just been briefed by our colonel and told no uniforms to be worn to work and out in town!
Posting on the Fill Your Boots Facebook page, which is run by a former soldier in the parachute regiment, a statement read:
Alert confirmed. Just been briefed by our colonel and told no uniforms to be worn to work and out in town.
The incident happened at 8.15am this morning by the church near Aldershot Garrison. They do not believe the potential kidnappers were able to get hold of the man.
Two reports say he was jogging, one says he was on his way into work in kit. The gate guards have been increased.
The incident comes just a week after the attempted abduction of a serviceman as he was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk.
The man was reportedly attacked by two men who tried to drag him towards a nearby car. He told police he knocked the first attacker to the floor and an accomplice, carrying a knife, helped him up before both men fled.
More to follow…