Murder of MP Sir David Amess was terrorism, ‘potentially linked to Islamist extremism’, say police

Politics

The fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess in Essex has been declared as a terrorist incident, police say.

Sir David, who represented Southend West in Essex, was stabbed on Friday afternoon during a surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and he is in custody at an Essex police station.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said the early investigation revealed “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism”.

Officers are currently carrying out searches at two addresses in the London area, the Met said.

The force believe the man acted alone and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter, but inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are continuing.

Sir David was found with multiple injuries and, despite the efforts of police officers and paramedics, the MP died at the scene.

Articles You May Like

Queen speaks of continuing ‘friendship’ as Barbados removes her as head of state
Volocopter to create first public eVTOL system in the futuristic region of NEOM, Saudi Arabia
Stellantis CEO complains about being forced to make EVs and not knowing how to profit from them
Particle Accelerator Magnet Discovered That Achieves Record Ramping Speed
Elon Musk Had This to Say on NASA’s Launch of Planetary Defence Mission DART