Sir David Amess ‘targeted simply because he was easy to reach’

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and David Ames The target was reportedly targeted because he was accessible and the deadly attack would have otherwise been aimed at some other politician, sources have said.

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It is not believed that the politician was chosen because of his ties to Queue or any other connection or idea thereof.

Instead, he was reportedly chosen simply because he was a MP And it was possible to find them at the regular constituency meeting held at the Belfairs Methodist Church. leh-on-seaWhere the deadly attack took place on Friday. The disclosure about the attack – which is believed to have been inspired by Islamic ideology – came as a counter-argument-terror Police and MI5 continued to investigate the circumstances that led to the murder. London-born Ali Herbie Ali, 25, of Somali heritage, whose most recent address was in Kentish Town, was arrested at the site of Sir David’s murder and is being detained under the Terrorism Act at a police station in the capital. Is.


He may be held until Friday under a present warrant received by the police from a magistrate before a decision is made to charge him, release him, or apply for an extension.

Croydon and Bounds Green have completed searches of their home and their parents, but detectives and detectives continue to analyze phone and computer data as part of the investigation.

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CCTV surfaced on Monday night, three hours before the attack on Sir David, clearly showing the suspect on Highgate Road near Gospel Oak station.

Sources said it still appeared that the suspect was “self-initiated” through online extremist material and had not shown publicly visible signs of any dangerous intent.

A Whitehall official said that although it was difficult to ascertain, even through forensic searches and analysis, that Sir David’s murder was unlikely to be a purely “lockdown attack” when a person leads to violence, which was spent by one person. More time away from public view online as a result of coronavirus restrictions. He said the suspect’s referral to a prevention plan as a teenager was a sign that radicalization took place well before the pandemic and that having the data analyzes was likely to uncover further evidence of problematic Internet use before the restrictions.

The source said this could raise questions for big tech companies whether their algorithms can do more to detect and report patterns of online activity that indicate malicious intent.

The investigation into the murder of Sir David was ongoing as reports suggested that an upcoming review of the Prevention De-radicalization plan is to recommend a greater role for police and detectives in deciding whether to focus on potential extremists. should go.

The review, ordered by the Home Office in response to criticism of the plan by lawmakers and organisations, including Britain’s Muslim Council, raises fears that others, such as teachers and health workers, are often too eager to focus on the positive aspects. Rather than giving adequate recognition to a person’s danger they may pose. Sources said that although Home Secretary Priti Patel is yet to receive the review, which is being compiled by former Charity Commission boss William Shawcross, she was likely to be sympathetic to the reform.

The disclosure follows the revelation that Ali was referred to preventively as a teenager several years ago, but was never flagged or logged by MI5 as one of its many “topics of interest”. it was done.

However, it is not clear what effect a different approach might have had at the time of Ali’s referral as he appears to have shown no public signs of dangerous extremism to ensure that he is being watched for attack. was being kept.

Southend to be given city status after the assassination of MP Sir David Ames

Southend residents applauded the announcement that their house would be granted town status following local MP Sir David Ames’ campaign on the issue.. The city of Essex was one of a number competing to become a city as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations the following year.

Monday’s announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seen as a “sad but special moment” by the mayor and “emotional but unbelievable” by a local councillor.

Local shop worker Lee Jordison told PA: “I think it’s great news and a fitting tribute to a man who campaigned for such a long time to give Southend city status. I’m sure The town of Southend would be equally happy! It’s just a real shame he didn’t see this happen, but I’m sure his family would be proud that it was honored because of him.”

Chelmsford’s Conservative MP Vicky Ford tweeted: “At this very sad moment, it is fitting that Southend will become a city.”


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