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British Conservative MP stabbed in his constituency

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British Conservative MP David Amess was stabbed several times on Friday during a parliamentary call, according to local media. A suspect has been arrested by the police.

British Conservative MP David Amess, 69, was stabbed on Friday 18 October multiple times while on a parliamentary call he was holding at a church in his constituency in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, according to local media.

Local police announced the arrest of a man, and confirmed that a person had been stabbed, without specifying his identity. She said she was not looking for “anyone else” after the arrest.

A witness named Anthony described on LBC radio a large police deployment there. “I saw someone being taken out of the building, put in the back of a police car,” he said.

“Apparently he has been stabbed several times,” he added of the MP.

Political reactions immediately poured in, in a country marked by the assassination in the middle of the street, in 2016, of the Europhile MP Jo Cox, by a neo-Nazi sympathizer, a week before the referendum on the Brexit

“Horrible and deeply shocking news,” tweeted Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer, addressing his thoughts to the MP, his relatives and his associates.

With AFP


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