(LONDON) JUST IN: Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at a church in Essex today Friday and one man has been arrested #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.15: Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea: They said they recovered a knife and were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC News today Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death at a church……..

Obituary: Sir David Amess

Sir David Amess

Essex Police: Leigh-on-Sea: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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Updated Friday 15 October 2021 at 16:55

We are now in a position to confirm the man who died in Leigh-on-Sea today was Sir David Amess MP.

We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October) to reports Mr Amess, 69, had been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, sadly, he died at the scene.

A 25 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

We have recovered a knife from the scene and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

We are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to come forward.

We want to say thank you to the members of the public who alerted so quickly.

We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 445 of 15 October.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Original release

A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea.

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.

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We want to thank the public who alerted us to the incident so quickly.

We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 445 of 15 October.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sir David, 69, had been an MP since 1983 and was married with five children.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he was “a great man, a great friend, and a great MP, killed while fulfilling his democratic role”.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “The worst aspect of violence is its inhumanity. It steals joy from the world and can take from us that which we love the most.

“Today it took a father, a husband, and a respected colleague. All my thoughts and prayers are with Sir David’s loved ones.”

Anthony FitchArmed police were seen outside the church where Sir David met consituents

Sir David, who represented Southend West, was holding a constituency surgery – where voters can meet their MP and discuss concerns – at Belfairs Methodist Church in Eastwood Road North.

Essex Police said they received reports of a stabbing shortly after 12:05 BST and found a man injured. 

He was treated by emergency services but died at the scene.

Sir David is the second sitting MP to be killed in the last five years, following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016. 

She was killed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire where she was due to hold a constituency surgery.

Southend councillor John Lamb told the BBC that Sir David moved his surgeries to different locations around the constituency “to meet the people” and said the attack was “absolutely dreadful”.

“We’ve lost a very good, hard working constituency MP who worked for everyone,” he said.

“It didn’t matter who you were, it didn’t matter about your religion or your culture. If you had a problem he would work for you.”

MPs united in shock and sadness

Political differences have been set aside; MPs are united in expressing their shock, sadness and affection for a colleague and a friend.

Many of them will themselves have spent the day in church halls, supermarkets and high streets doing just what Sir David Amess had been: meeting their constituents face-to-face.

When you talk to MPs, they’ll often tell you that it’s a fundamental part of the job and one they really value. 

The death of Sir David Amess is both a personal tragedy – and a terrible reminder of the very real risks they all face.

Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “This is an incident that will send shockwaves across the parliamentary community and the whole country.” ……..He said he was shocked and deeply distressed by the killing of a “lovely man”, and said in the coming days they would need to examine MPs’ security.

Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “deeply, deeply saddened” and described Sir David as “a great public servant”.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said it was “a truly terrible day for British politics but most importantly of all our prayers are with all the people who loved David”.

Who was Sir David Amess?

A Conservative backbencher for nearly forty years, Sir David entered Parliament in 1983 as the MP for Basildon. 

He held the seat in 1992, but switched to nearby Southend West at the 1997 election. 

Raised as a Roman Catholic, he was known politically as a social conservative and as a prominent campaigner against abortion and on animal welfare issues. 

He was also known for his championing of Southend, including a long-running campaign to win city status for the town.

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