The fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Ames has been declared as a terrorist incident, with “a possible impetus linked to Islamic extremism”. According to the Metropolitan Police.
Tory, 69, died on Friday during a meeting with his constituents at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder, and say early indications suggest the attacker acted alone.
The agency’s Counter Terrorism Command, with assistance from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit and Essex Police, will lead the stabbing investigation. As part of the investigation, the police are currently searching several addresses in the London area.
Sir David, the father of five children, is the second sitting MP killed in the last five years. In 2016, a neo-Nazi attacked Labor MP Joe Cox outside a constituency surgery in Burstall, West Yorkshire.
Tributes have been paid to the late MP. Six years ago, an extremist stabbed Labor’s Stephen Timms.
“All our hearts are filled with shock and sorrow today,” said Boris Johnson, calling Sir David “one of the kindest, kindest, most gentlemen in politics”.
Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called him a “great public servant” who “loved to be a parliamentarian,” adding that his “thoughts and prayers, and that of all Londoners, are David’s loved ones in this time of unimaginable grief.” are with.”
Following Friday’s horrific attack, Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review their security protocols for MPs.with immediate effect”
A vigil was held at St Peter’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea at 6 p.m. Friday, where Father Jeffrey Woolnough thanked the parliamentarian for his life.
The church fell silent as Sir David was remembered by his constituents, and the priest said: “We have no words tonight. Dear Sir David, rest.”
Sir David is survived by his wife and five children.
The MP was a longtime member of the House of Commons, known for his criticism of the European Union and his animal welfare advocacy.
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