Fatal stabbing of British MP is terrorist incident, police say

British police declared the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess a terrorist incident while investigations into the incident continued. The …

British police declared the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess a terrorist incident while investigations into the incident continued.

The Conservative MP from Southend West was stabbed to death at a constituent assembly in a church and died on the scene.

“The early investigations revealed a potential motivation related to Islamist extremism,” British police said in a statement overnight.

After the attack, which occurred around noon on Friday in the English coastal town of Leigh-on-Sea, police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

British police believe the man acted alone, but an investigation into the incident is ongoing, with police conducting searches at two addresses in the Greater London area.

Boris Johnson said he was “full of shock and sadness” at the death of the MP who was “killed in a church constituency operation after nearly 40 years of uninterrupted service to the people of Essex and across the UK”. . “

“He was one of the nicest, nicest and gentlest people in politics,” he added.

British politicians paid tribute to the MP and expressed their shock at the incident.

It comes five years after Labor MP Joe Cox was fatally stabbed to death in her constituency. A right-wing extremist was convicted of murder.

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