British MP death ruled out as terrorist attack

British MP death ruled out as terrorist attack

British MP death ruled out as terrorist attack

Written by Amani Nilar

16 Oct, 2021 | 11:39 am

(News 1st); British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in an Essex church yesterday (15) by an assailant who lunged at him as he met voters, in what police said was a terrorist attack.

Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at midday in the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.

The Metropolitan Police, whose counter-terrorism unit are leading the investigation of the incident, said in a statement today (16) that they declared the fatal stabbing as a terrorist incident.

The early investigation has revealed a “potential motivation linked to extremism,” the police added.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and detectives said specialist counter-terrorism officers were leading the initial investigation.

UK Politicians described the attack as an assault on democracy.

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