Leigh-on-Sea (Essex) – A devious assassination shocked the whole of Britain. Tory MP Sir David Amess (69) was the victim of a knife attack on Friday and died shortly afterwards.
As reported by several media outlets, the politician was apparently attacked “several times” by a man with a knife during a public consultation in a church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.
The police confirmed that a 25-year-old man was arrested.
Amess is one of the UK’s longest serving politicians. The Conservative has sat in the London Parliament since 1983. He leaves behind a wife and five children.
Condolences for Amess have already come from several sides. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely terrible news about Sir David Amess. He was extremely kind and good. A huge animal lover and a real gentleman. That is so unfair. Thoughts are with his wife and children. ”
The case is reminiscent of the murder of Labor MP Jo Cox in 2016. Cox was attacked by a right-wing extremist during a public consultation in her constituency and died of her injuries. The murder occurred just weeks before the Brexit referendum.