MP stabbed to death in Britain


Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at a surgery in his constituency, police say.

Sir David, who represented Southend West in Essex, was attacked on Friday afternoon at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Sky News reports that a man walked into his constituency surgery and stabbed him multiple times.

He had been MP for Southend West since 1997 and first entered parliament in 1983.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea,” Essex Police said in a statement.

“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.

“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.”