You're wondering now, what to do
Now you know this is the end
You're wondering how, you will pay
For the way you misbehaved
First time I swallowed
Now you're on your own
I won't return
Forever, you will wait
Terror police will probe murder of Sir David Amess: Cops arrest 'British man of Somali heritage, 25' after Tory MP was stabbed at his church constituency surgery amid screams from onlookers as police launch security review for all politicians
Counter terrorism officers are tonight leading the investigation into the murder of Tory MP Sir David Amess, as forces across the country are being urged to launch an 'immediate review' of security for politicians. It comes after horrified onlookers screamed for help as they tried to save the Conservative MP who was brutally stabbed to death in front of them at his Southend constituency surgery. The popular politician - who won at the last general election with a margin of 14,000 votes - was knifed 'multiple times' by a 25-year-old killer - believed to be of a British national of Somali heritage. His attacker sprinted into the church and stabbed him to death during his weekly surgery as constituents watched in horror. The Tory MP for Southend West, 69, was meeting locals at the Belfairs Methodist Church, in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, when it happened just at 12.05pm. Source
The murder of Tory MP Sir David Amess: What we know so far
- The Southend West MP was fatally injured at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex at midday on Friday and died at the scene.
- Essex Police said the response of the emergency services to the incident was immediate and officers arrived at the scene within minutes.
- A 25-year-old man was arrested immediately at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
- Essex Police said the investigation is being led by counter-terror officers, with Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington saying: 'It will be for investigators to determine whether or not this is a terrorist incident, but as always they will keep an open mind.'
- Police said a knife was recovered.
- Detectives are not looking for any other suspects.
- Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said there will need to be a discussion in the coming days around MPs' security and any measures to be taken.
- Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs 'with immediate effect'.
- Flags have been lowered to half-mast outside Parliament following Sir David's death.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sir David was 'one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics', while former Conservative prime minister Theresa May said his death was 'heartbreaking', adding: 'A tragic day for our democracy.' Source