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

UK

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

Neuralink Expected to Begin Human Clinical Trials in Six Months, Elon Musk Says
Elon Musk hits out at Apple – and claims tech giant threatened to block Twitter from App Store
Tory MP Chris Skidmore to step down at next general election
Musk says Twitter to launch ‘Verified’ service next week with a ‘gold check’ for companies
Analysis: Russia using ‘human wave’ troops in Donbas