British legislator passes away after stabbing attack

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British lawmaker dies after stabbing attack

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British legislator David Amess

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LONDON– David Amess, a member of the U.K. Parliament, has actually passed away after being stabbed several times on Friday at a church in southeast England.

The attack occurred at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh- on-Sea, in the county ofEssex Sky News reported that a guy had actually strolled into his constituency workplace and stabbed him several times.

Essex Police stated that an individual had actually been apprehended following the occurrence, and validated that a guy had actually passed away.

“We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October). We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene,” the authorities stated in a declaration.

“A 25 year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered. He is currently in custody. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

The BBC reported that an air ambulance had actually been sent out to the scene.

LEIGH-ON-SEA, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Police officers go to following the stabbing of UK Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

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Amess, a member of Boris Johnson’s judgment Conservative Party, represented the Southend West constituency and was very first chosen to Parliament to represent Basildon in 1983.

Johnson stated he was “deeply shocked and heart-stricken” by the news in an interview with BBC NewsFriday He commemorated Amess, calling him “one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics.”

“We’ve lost today a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague,” Johnson stated in the interview.

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called the attack “devastating, horrific and tragic news.”

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith stated his ideas were with his household.

“Shocked to hear my long time good friend/colleague has died as a result of a desperate attack in his surgery,” he stated through Twitter.

In 2016, British legislator Jo Cox was shot dead while consulting with constituents in an attack that stopped marketing over the Brexit referendum vote.



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