On Friday, Sir David Amess, 69, a veteran British politician who had been a member of UK parliament since 1992, was stabbed to death in broad daylight during a meet with voters of his constituency at Belfair Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, South of England, as UK homicide department has been looking into an apparent terrorist attack.
The British PM Boris Johnson who had raced to London from West of England following the incident, said in a statement, “David was a man who believed passionately in this country and in its future and we have lost today a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague”.
Nonetheless, a 25-year-old man of Somalian origin was reportedly arrested as a suspect, while the knife that penetrates David Amess’s lungs multiple times, leading to a possible lung collapse, was found in the crime scene.
British politicians had branded the murder as ‘an assault on democracy’.
British lawmaker stabbed to death
Shortly after Sir David Amess had been knifed repeatedly around GMT 12.00, armed polices had flocked the church and paramedics had reportedly performed an on-field operation to keep the 69-year-old British lawmaker alive, but all efforts went in vain as a local Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said to the reporters, “Tragically, he died at the scene.
It will be for investigators to determine whether or not this may have been a terrorist incident. As always they will keep an open mind”. Amess, often contemplated as a passionate politician who had never attempted to fight for the front-rows, was awarded knighthood by Queen Elizabeth for his public services back in the 2015s.