LONDON – INTERNATIONAL NEWS – Update: Sir David Amess has died as a result of his injuries.
This homicide is the second murder of a sitting British Member of Parliament in the past five years. Labour MP Jo Cox was killed in her constituency in 2016.
Conservative MP Sir David Amess a British Member of Parliament has been attacked, stabbed and injured by an assailant during a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea.
Essex Police report that they were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea at 12:05 BST.
Amess was reportedly stabbed as he met constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Police officer have arrested a man and recovered a knife, apparently used in the attack.
Amess is 69-years-old, and is Member of Parliament for Southend West,