David Amess-British lawmaker stabbed at a constituency meeting
At a gathering in his area, east of London, a British MP from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party was stabbed many times.
A man walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district and stabbed David Amess, 69, who represents Southend West in Essex, a witness at the scene told Reuters. Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was stabbed around midday at a meeting at a Methodist Church by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district.
In a statement on its website, Essex Police claimed they were “called to reports of a stabbing” in the Leigh-on-Sea region on Friday. They stated a guy had been apprehended and brought into custody at the site. In addition, a knife was discovered in the vicinity.
The Member of Parliament had been stabbed, according to Amess’s Westminster office.
Essex Police said, “A guy has been detained following an incident in #LeighonSea.” “At 12:05 p.m., we were sent to reports of a stabbing on Eastwood Rd North. Shortly after, a guy was detained, and we’re not seeking anyone else.
On Twitter, Keir Starmer, the leader of the major opposition Labour Party, responded to the news, writing: “Horrific and truly disturbing news.” “I’m thinking of David, his family, and his coworkers.”
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said, “Truly horrible news.” At this extremely difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with David Amess MP, his family, employees, and the community.”
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