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British Tory MP dies: police class knife attack as an act of terrorism


British Tory MP David Amess is the victim of a knife attack during a public consultation. The police assume an act of terrorism.

British Tory MP David Amess is the victim of a knife attack during a public consultation.

The police assume an act of terrorism.

Update from Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7:00 a.m.:

The British Tory MP David Amess became the victim of an act of terrorism after the first police investigations. After hours of investigation, it was clear to the authorities that the knife attack by a 25-year-old was an act of terrorism, as the British agency PA reported on Saturday night (October 16, 2021). The anti-terrorist unit began investigating immediately after the crime.

According to the police report, initial investigations have shown “a possible motivation in connection with Islamist extremism”.

As part of the investigation, there are also searches at two locations in London.

The 25-year-old attacker is in custody at a police station in Essex.

According to the investigators, he is considered a lone perpetrator.

No other suspects are being sought.

The 69-year-old Conservative MP David Amess was the victim of a knife attack on Friday (October 15, 2021) in his constituency in the English county of Essex during a public consultation hour.

Amess suffered several stab wounds, he died on the spot.


British Tory MP David Amess has been the victim of an act of terrorism following initial police investigations.

A man had attacked him in his constituency in the English county of Essex during a citizens' clinic.

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David Amess dead: anti-terrorist unit investigated

Update from Friday, October 15, 2021, 9:30 p.m.:

The anti-terrorist unit of the British police has taken over the investigation in the case of the fatal attack on the MP David Amess.

It is now the task of the investigators to determine whether the attack was a terrorist incident or not.

This said the chief of police of Essex on Friday evening (15.10.2021).

In the meantime, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also commented on the act.

Johnson was shocked by the knife attack and praised his fellow party members as "one of the kindest, kindest and gentlest people in politics." Amess had "been committed to the people of Essex and across the UK for almost 40 years," said Johnson .


Tory MP David Amess was the victim of a knife attack.

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British Tory MP dies after knife attack

First report

from October 15, 2021, 5:20 p.m.:

London - According to media reports, the British MP David Amess was killed in a knife attack in his constituency. The British police announced on Friday (October 15, 2021) that the victim had died of his injuries after the attack in Leigh-on-Sea without confirming his identity. The alleged 25-year-old perpetrator was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack. According to the investigators, a knife was found at the scene of the crime.

The attack took place during a weekly meeting of the 69-year-old Tory Conservative MP with voters in a Methodist church in the small town east of London.

Local police said they were informed of a knife attack around noon.

You have arrested a suspect on site and are not looking for any other perpetrators.

Tory MP attacked with knife and killed

Condolences for Amess have already come from several sides.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's * wife Carrie Johnson wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely terrible news about Sir David Amess.

He was extremely kind and good.

A huge animal lover and a real gentleman.

That is so unfair.

Thoughts are with his wife and children. "

Vice Prime Minister Dominic Raab praised Amess, who was first elected to the House of Commons in 1983, as a “politician with common sense and an election campaigner with a big heart and enormous generosity - including for those who disagreed with him.” House Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was “shocked and deeply hit ".

The incident will "send shock waves through the parliamentary community and the whole country," said Hoyle on Twitter. 

The assassination attempt on David Amess is reminiscent of the murder of a Labor MP

The case is reminiscent of the murder of Labor MP Jo Cox in 2016. Cox was also attacked by a right-wing extremist during a public consultation in her constituency and died of her injuries.

The murder occurred just a week before the Brexit referendum in Great Britain *.

(ktho / dpa / afp)

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List of rubric lists: © Yui Mok / dpa

Source: merkur

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