• İstanbul 21 °C
  • Ankara 21 °C

UPDATE - British lawmaker dies after stabbing while meeting constituents

UPDATE - British lawmaker dies after stabbing while meeting constituents
Police say 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after the incident in Essex


By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

LONDON (AA) - British lawmaker David Amess died on Friday after he was stabbed multiple times while meeting his constituents in Essex, police confirmed.

Amess, 69, who was from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, was attacked by a man who walked into his constituency meeting, according to reports.

“We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today,” Essex police said in a statement.

“We attended and found a man injured."

Amess was treated by emergency services but died at the scene, the statement added.

It said a 25-year-old man was “quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered.”

Amess had been an member of parliament since 1983 for the Basildon and Southend West constituencies.


"Devastated to hear the terrible news about Sir David Amess MP," Foreign Secretary Liz Truss wrote on Twitter hours after the incident.

"He was a lovely, lovely man and a superb parliamentarian. My thoughts are with all his family and friends."

Also on Twitter, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said: "Rest In Peace Sir David.

"You were a champion for animal welfare, the less fortunate, and the people of Southend West. You will be missed by many."

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among those to react to the killing.

"Elected representatives from across the political spectrum will be united in sadness and shock today," she said in a statement.

"In a democracy, politicians must be accessible and open to scrutiny, but no-one deserves to have their life taken while working for and representing their constituents."

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said in a separate statement that he was "deeply saddened to hear about the death of Sir David Amess."

"My thoughts are with his friends, family, and constituency staff during this distressing time," he said following the "truly despicable and horrifying act."

Friday’s killing came as a shock to political circles as it was the second such event after a 2016 murder of a Labour lawmaker.

Helen Joanne Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was stabbed and then shot to death in June 2016. Her murder had shaken the country and triggered a debate on politicians’ safety.

"My thoughts and love are with David’s family," Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered Labour MP, wrote on Twitter.

He wrote: "They are all that matter now. This brings everything back. The pain, the loss, but also how much love the public gave us following the loss of Jo. I hope we can do the same for David now."

source: News Feed
This news is a total 79 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim