The Conservative Party politician was stabbed on Friday while on duty in his constituency in Leigh-on-Sea, east London. Police announced the arrest of a suspect and called the crime a “terrorist incident”.
The murder of this member of the Conservative Party, veteran of the House of Commons, elected continuously since 1983 in Essex (east of London), causes a very strong emotion in the United Kingdom, where Parliament remains the basis of democracy .
It was inside this brick building, in the heart of a seemingly uneventful shopping district, between a municipal golf course and quiet tree-lined boulevards, that Tory MP Sir David Amess, 69, was beaten to death. knife a few hours earlier, when he began his parliamentary permanence, open to the public. Essex Police arrested a 25-year-old man shortly after the crime. Scotland Yard called the crime a “terrorist incident”. “The first elements of the investigation have revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism,” the London Metropolitan Police said on the night of Friday to Saturday, after the investigation was handed over to the counterterrorism leadership. According to media reports, the suspect is a Briton of Somali origin.