UK MP David Amess dies after being stabbed multiple times in terrorist attack

10/16/2021 6:00:00 PM

📸: Notes, flowers and other tributes were placed for conservative British MP David Amess, who died Friday after being stabbed multiple times in what authorities called a terrorist incident.

Member of British Parliament stabbed to deathDaniel Amess, a conservative member of Parliament, died Friday after he was attacked during a meet-and-greet. A 25-year-old suspect was arrested, but the motive is unknown.Amer Ghazzal/ShutterstockDavid Amess, a conservative British member of Parliament, died Friday after being stabbed multiple times, officials said.

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Amess, 69, represented Southend West in Essex.He was attacked while holding his monthly “meet and greet” with voters at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, British outletSky Newsreported.The attack is being called a terrorist incident and the investigation will be led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command. Authorities said the early indication is the attack was tied to Islamist extremism.

Amer Ghazzal/ShutterstockDavid Amess, Conservative MP for Basildon, in Westminster, London, May 25, 2021.Essex Police were called to reports of a stabbing shortly after 12:05 p.m. local time and found a man injured."He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene," police said in a

.Andrew Couldridge/ReutersPolice officers stand near Belfairs Methodist Church where MP David Amess was doing his monthly"meet and greet" with constituents and stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea, Britain on Oct. 15, 2021.Police said a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing and a knife was recovered at the scene. Authorities are not looking for any other suspects in the incident.

Amess was first elected to parliament in 1983. He is survived by his wife Julia and five children.Lindsay Hoyle, speaker of the House of Commons, said in a statement,"This is an incident that will send shockwaves across the parliamentary community and the whole country."

"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the killing of Sir David Amess," Hoyle added."‘In the coming days we will need to discuss and examine MPs’ security and any measures to be taken, but for now, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends and colleagues."

Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty ImagesA photograph of Conservative British lawmaker David Amess, who was fatally stabbed, is placed for a service at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, in southeast England, Oct. 15, 2021.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a video statement, “I think all our hearts are full of shock and deep sadness today ... He was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics."

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Johnson's wife Carrie also shared a tribute,: “Absolutely devastating news about Sir David Amess. He was hugely kind and good. An enormous animal lover and a true gent. This is so completely unjust. Thoughts are with his wife and their children.”Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

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UK Lawmaker David Amess Stabbed Multiple TimesThe incident took place as the Conservative lawmaker was meeting constituents in Essex, according to reports.

British lawmaker David Amess stabbed at constituency meetingA British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party has been stabbed several times at a meeting in his constituency, east of London. Diversitysucks Conservative politicians are treated with such hatred by the opposition left wing Labour Party, so they are partially responsible as their hatred in the House of Commons and on social media has been instrumental to the perpetrator murdering Sir David. Terrorist incident my arse, man probably just wanted him out the picture. Not to create terror, but I guess cos he richer it means it's a terror attack. Didn't even know this guy before yesterday so obviously wasn't that important. Probs fucked the other guy over in some way tho.