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Great Britain, Tory MP David Amess died, stabbed in Essex


The deputy of the Tory majority who supports the British government of Boris Johnson, the 69-year-old David Amess, was now attacked by a stranger and stabbed repeatedly (ANSA)

Tory majority MP supporting Boris Johnson's British government, 69-year-old David Amess, has died after being assaulted by a stranger and repeatedly stabbed at a meeting in Essex, southern England.

The media reported it, stating that Amess was attacked inside a Methodist church, during a meeting with his constituents in his own college. The motive for the attack is investigated. In 2016, Labor MP Jo Cox was killed in a similar attack by a right-wing extremist. 

The attacker blocked and arrested

The attacker of British MP David Amess, according to unofficial local police sources, was blocked and arrested immediately. It is a man. For now, his identity has not been disclosed and it is not clear whether he has the profile of a deranged person or has been animated by some specific motive.

A 'shocking scene' for witnesses

Witnesses at the scene of the murder of Conservative MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death in a church in Essex (South England), described the scene as "shocking". One of them, Anthony Finch, told Sky News that he saw the arrested 25-year-old being taken out of the building and loaded into a police car. He added: "We arrived ;; to do some work in the adjacent building ... and the moment I was crossing the street I saw a desperate lady on the phone saying 'you have to get there quickly, she's still in there'". And again: "There were a lot of armed policemen, in the sky there was an air ambulance and a police helicopter. Obviously I was wondering what the hell was going on,you don't often see armed police in the area. ”The testimony ends with officers who cordoned off the road in front of the church in the town of Leigh-on-Sea and turned away the people who were there.

Johnson returned to London

"I am shocked" by the death of David Amess, "a friend and a kind man". Thus the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, commented tonight from Downing Street on the news of the death of the Tory MP killed in Essex in the previous hours. Johnson, who quickly returned to London upon news of the attack on his party mate, at the conclusion of a planned out-of-office meeting of the government held in Bristol in the afternoon after a period of vacation spent in Marbella, Spain with his family. .

Flag at half mast on Downing Street

Union Jack at half mast in Downing Street for the killing of Congressman David Amess, a veteran of the Tory group in the House of Commons. While investigations continue to establish whether there was a specific motive on the part of the 25-year-old arrested as an alleged aggressor or it was an episode of mental imbalance, unanimous certificates of homage to Amess's memory and condemnation of the assault by Amess follow one another. party comrades, political opponents and exponents of all sides. The media await the return to London of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been on vacation in Marbella, Spain for a few days, coinciding with a period of pause in parliamentary activities. Among the messages of condolence, much felt that of Carrie Johnson,wife of the premier and in the past responsible for the communication of the Tory group to the municipalities.

Source: ansa

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