Updated: Boris Johnson Visits Church where Late MP Amess was Stabbed to Death

Updated: Boris Johnson Visits Church where Late MP Amess was Stabbed to Death

  • UK's Prime minister, Boris Johnson, and opposition Labour Party leader, Keir Starmer have visited the church where MP Sir David Amess was murdered
  • MP has died after being stabbed at a meeting in his constituency in Essex, in the United Kingdom
  • Amess was speaking at a Methodist Church Friday when a man entered and stabbed him
  • The 69-year-old father of five entered Parliament in 1983 as the MP for Basildon and in the course of time became a veteran

A conservative British member of Parliament, David Amess, has been stabbed to death while meeting his constituencies in Belfair’s Methodist Church in Leigh.

He advertised the surgery on his Twitter page providing the location and contact details to book an appointment.

A lawmaker stabbed to death at meeting with constituents in UK
A conservative Party minister in the U.K. has died after being stabbed during a meeting with his constituent. Photo: BBC
Source: UGC

Speaking on the incident, a spokesperson for the police said:

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“We were called to an address in Eastwood road north shortly after 12.05pm today. We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.

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“A 25-year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered.”

The police said the suspect was being held in custody, and that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

CNN reports that the nation's prime minister, Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, on Saturday, October 16 visited the scene of Amess' murder.

Johnson alongside Starmer and a senior police officer Ben-Julian Harrington were seen carrying wreaths of roses to Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Speaking on the life of the deceased, Home Secretary Priti Patel stated:

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"He was killed doing a job that he loved, serving his own constituents as an elected democratic member.
"And of course, acts of this (kind) are absolutely wrong and we cannot let that get in the way of our functioning democracy."

Denis Omovie: Delta loses top ex-lawmaker after brief illness

Meanwhile, Chief Denis Omovie, the Unuevworo (traditional prime minister) of Ugboroke, Uvwie local government area of Delta state, is dead.

Omovie, a four-time member of the Delta House of Assembly representing Warri South Constituency II reportedly died in Warri on Tuesday, August 10, Vanguard reports.

To honour the former lawmaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, the speaker of the House, directed his colleagues to observe a minute silence during plenary on Wednesday, August 11 and afterward, the session was adjourned.

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