The British Conservative MP David Amess, 69 years old, died this Friday, October 15 after being astabbed repeatedly during an act with voters in their constituency of the southeastern england, reported the police and media of the United Kingdom.
The events occurred around noon in a Leigh-on-Sea church, where the politician met with sympathizers; According to witnesses, they saw someone who had been stabbed taken out of the temple and into a police vehicle and, although Amess was never mentioned, the attack was known to have been against him.
In this regard, essex police He reported that “a man has been arrested as a murder suspect after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea, “stating that he” later died. “It was the British media who identified the victim as Amess, 69, a member of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party.
Until now, the attacker’s motive is unknown, but the police reported that no one else is being wanted for the crime against the legislator.
Paul Gardiner, a 41-year-old barber, whose establishment is about 250 meters from the scene of the attack, explained to the AFP agency the police deployment after the attack. He explained that when he got to work and was parking he saw two helicopters flying over the area as well as an ambulance outside the church, and several police cars around.
Reactions to the murder of the politician
The political reactions were immediate, in a country marked by the murder in the street in 2016 of the Europhile deputy Jo Cox, a week before the Brexit referendum, at the hands of a neo-Nazi sympathizer. “This is horrible and deeply shocking news,” the Labor opposition leader tweeted, Keir starmer.
“The Jo Cox Foundation is horrified to hear the news of the attack on Sir David Amess. We think of him, his family and his loved ones in this distressing moment, “tweeted the institution created in memory of the Labor MP assassinated at age 41.
The attack on Cox, firm defender of British membership of the European Union and the cause of refugees, shocked the United Kingdom, in a context of strong tension over the campaign for that consultation that divided the country. She was the first female parliamentarian assassinated in the country and the first assassinated MP since Ian Gow, a victim of the IRA in 1990.
For his part, former British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron He regretted this “alarming and worrying news”, however, so far neither Boris Johnson nor his party has reacted to the murder of his partner David Amess.
With information from AFP