British MP was stabbed to death while serving citizens

Conservative MP David Amess, who was stabbed on Friday while serving citizens of his constituency in Essex (southeast England), has died, police reported.

In a statement, the Essex Police said they are “in a position to confirm” that Amess is the victim of the attack on a Leigh-On-Sea church, for which a 25-year-old man who remains in custody has been arrested.

The event, which bears similarities to the murder of Labor MP Jo Cox in 2016 – although the motive is still unknown – occurred where the parliamentarian attended, as every Friday, the citizens of his Southend West constituency.

The Police explains that they attended an alert call at 11.05 GMT and pointed out that the wounded man was treated by the emergency services, but “sadly he died at the scene.”

“A 25-year-old man was quickly arrested for alleged murder after officers arrived at the scene, and a knife has been recovered,” added the note, which states that security forces are not looking for anyone else in connection with this attack. .

Likewise, the police authority has asked citizens to get in touch if they have any relevant information, including images from security cameras.

The 69-year-old deputy, who held the title of “gentleman”, had been a member of parliament since 1983.

Politicians have already begun to condemn the attack on his colleague, while the British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, has highlighted the “friendly” character of Amess, who served in Parliament for 40 years.

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said on Twitter that “this aggressive and violent behavior cannot be tolerated in politics or in any other area of ​​life.”

The leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, expressed his “horror” and “dismay” at the news, while the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, showed his solidarity with “the family and staff” of Amess “in this difficult moment”.