Distraught in Great Britain after fatal attack on MPs

David Amess with his two dogs. The politician was 69 years old.

© imago stock&people

Leigh-on-Sea – The fatal attack on a Member of the House of Commons has caused great consternation across party lines in Great Britain. The ruling Conservative MP David Amess was stabbed by an attacker in his constituency in the English county of Essex on Friday afternoon. As the police announced, he died on the scene despite the efforts of paramedics. The motive for the attack initially remained unclear. The anti-terrorist unit has taken over the investigation.

A 25 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. The investigators assume that it is a lone perpetrator. A knife was also found at the crime scene. The incident is said to have taken place during a citizens’ consultation hour on the premises of a parish in Leigh-on-Sea. “The investigation is still at an early stage and is being led by the anti-terrorist unit. It is up to investigators to determine whether or not it is a terrorist incident, “Essex County Police Chief Ben-Julian Harrington said at a press conference Friday evening in Southend-on-Sea.

A Methodist church became a crime scene.

© TOLGA AKMEN

Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke off a cabinet trip to Bristol and returned to Downing Street, the seat of government. He was deeply affected by the fatal attack on the 69-year-old party friend. Everyone’s hearts are filled with “shock and sadness,” Johnson told reporters on Friday. Amess was one of the “most lovable and friendliest people in politics”.

As soon as you load the post, data is transferred between your browser and Twitter (Data protection) exchanged.

By clicking on “Agree and Show”, all third-party content will be loaded automatically in the future. You can deactivate this function at any time later.

Agree and notify

Johnson did not comment on the possible reasons for the crime. “Our thoughts are above all with his family, his wife and his children and for everything else we have to let the police do their investigations,” said the prime minister.

150 x annual vignette 2022 to be won

Try out TT-ePaper for free, the free period ends automatically after 4 weeks.

Opposition leader Keir Starmer of the Labor Party wrote on Twitter: “Terrible and deeply shocking news. Think of David and his family and his co-workers. “

As soon as you load the post, data is transferred between your browser and Twitter (Data protection) exchanged.

By clicking on “Agree and Show”, all third-party content will be loaded automatically in the future. You can deactivate this function at any time later.

Agree and notify

Royal family “shocked and sad”

The British royal family was also appalled. “We are shocked and saddened by the murder of Sir David Amess, who sacrificed 40 years of his life to serve the community,” said Prince William and Duchess Kate on Friday evening on Twitter. Their thoughts and prayers go to the family, friends and colleagues of the killed MP, the couple said. The message ended with the initials W and C (William and Catherine). The two show that they are the authors themselves.

As soon as you load the post, data is transferred between your browser and Twitter (Data protection) exchanged.

By clicking on “Agree and Show”, all third-party content will be loaded automatically in the future. You can deactivate this function at any time later.

Agree and notify

Vice Prime Minister Dominic Raab praised Amess as “a politician with common sense and an election campaigner with a big heart and enormous generosity – including for those who disagreed with him.”

House of Commons President Lindsay Hoyle was “shocked and deeply hit”. The incident will “send shock waves through the parliamentary community and the whole country,” said Hoyle on Twitter. He also announced that there should be “a debate about the safety of MPs and the measures to be taken” in the coming days.

“That is indescribably terrible,” wrote Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon also on Twitter. “My thoughts and condolences go to David’s family, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace.”

As soon as you load the post, data is transferred between your browser and Twitter (Data protection) exchanged.

By clicking on “Agree and Show”, all third-party content will be loaded automatically in the future. You can deactivate this function at any time later.

Agree and notify

In Parliament since 1983

Amess leaves behind a wife and five children. The Catholic was seen as an arch-conservative Brexit supporter who campaigned against the right to abortion and for animal rights. He was also a staunch opponent of fox hunting. Amess sat for the Tories in the British Parliament since 1983, first for the constituency of Basildon and later for Southend West.

The case is reminiscent of the murder of Labor MP Jo Cox in 2016. Cox was also attacked by a right-wing extremist with a gun and a knife during a public consultation in her constituency. She died shortly afterwards from her injuries. Cox’s murder happened just weeks before the Brexit referendum. (dpa)

 
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
 

PREV The Unreal Engine 5 experience can be downloaded, here is the teaser
NEXT Woman found dead in cellar in Vienna-Brigittenau – crime