Sir David Amess: Counter-terror police leading probe into MP’s murder

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servile MP Sir David Ames has died after attack on his constituency surgery leh-on-seahandjob Essex.

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Essex Police A person has been arrested on suspicion of murder, he said.

“We were called for Eastwood Road North soon after 12.05 pm. Sadly, one man died later. One person was arrested on the spot. We are not looking for anyone else,” the police said.

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Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington later said the investigation would be led by counter-terrorism officers.

Tributes have been paid to Sir David, who was MP since 1983 and MP for Southend West since 1997.

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counter-terrorism officer leading the investigation

Essex Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said in a statement at Southend Police Station: “The investigation into the fatal stabbing of Tory MP Sir David Ames is being led by counter-terrorism officers.”

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About 80 people have attended the service in memory of Sir David.

Father Woolnow told the service: “Have you ever known Sir David Ames without that happy smile on his face? Because the greeting he always gave you was always that happy smile.

“He carried with him that great East London spirit that had no fear and was able to talk to the people and the level they were. I would say not all politicians are good at that.

“He invited himself to a wonderful evening in the House of Commons, to look around it in the evening, to go to the gallery and hear a debate, and we went to a Mass and allowed us a few minutes in the gallery There were still enough MPs to make a noise and we had a little boy with us – it must have been four or five years ago – who said to us ‘Father Jeff, why do MPs yell at each other and why are they like this’ Impolite?’

“Maybe he could be the next prime minister. We need someone on all sides who can listen, and David was that person.

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‘The whole world is sad’

Father Woolnow described the Liturgy as one that he “did not expect to lead today”.

He said: “The whole world is sad. In this month we pray for the peace of dear David’s soul.”

Father Woolnow, who said Sir David was knighted in 2015, is now leading a Mass at the church.

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Vigilance being exercised in Leh-on-Sea

A vigil is being organized at St Peter’s Church in Eastwood Lane in Leigh-on-Sea, led by Father Jeffrey Woolno.

A picture of Sir David Ames is erected in front of the church.

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From the Prime Minister…

“I think all our hearts are filled with shock and sadness today at the passing of Sir David Ames MP, in surgery in his constituency at a church after nearly 40 years of continuous service to the people of Essex and across the United States. were killed. Empire.

“And I think people are so shocked and saddened that above all he was one of the kindest, kindest, most gentlemen in politics, and he had an excellent record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable.” There was also, whether people who suffer from endometriosis, passing laws to end cruelty to animals, or taxing a huge sum to reduce fuel poverty faced by people up and down the country. are.

“David was a man who believed passionately in this country and its future.

“And we have lost a good public servant and a very dear friend and colleague today, and today our thoughts are with his wife, his children and his family.”

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‘Our hearts are full of shock and sadness’ – PM

Reacting to Sir David’s death, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that “all our hearts are full of shock and sadness”.

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‘A silent thought, a quiet prayer, for a special person in God’s care’

After the death of Sir David Ames, the first wreath was laid at the police cordon.

A tribute by a young woman read: “A silent thought, a quiet prayer, to a special person in God’s care. May you rest in peace.”

The cordon is still being cordoned off by Essex Police as forensic officers carry out their investigation, which began after a Conservative MP was stabbed at lunch on Friday.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: Sir David Ames’ death is “a profound blow” to Britain and democracy

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Bristol metro mayor: British politicians must change the way they work to better protect their security

Dan Norris, a former Wansdike MP, told the PA news agency: “I experienced violence as a Member of Parliament, it’s a modern part of the job for some of us. But now a lot of politicians are attacked or They have been killed.

“Politicians are often reluctant to make changes that will make them safer because they want to be available to the public, unfortunately it makes them vulnerable. I think it has to happen now or there will be more examples like this.”

He continued: “It was just a man doing his job. And his family and friends will have to bear the brunt for what happened to him.”

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Sir David Ames earlier this year called for an end to knife crime

In March, Sir David stood up in Parliament to tell MPs about the “horrific” death of a promising young Essex boxer.

Luke Belfield, 18, was stabbed in the heart on February 26 in Leigh-on-Sea. He died in the hospital.

Sir David demanded that “more should be done to prevent needless killings”.

In a moving speech, he said that his “heart goes out to Luke’s family and friends who are left behind”.

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