Deadly stabbing of MP Sir David Amess declared terrorist incident
The deadly stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been declared a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.
The 69-year-old, who had been a deputy since 1983, was fatally injured whereas assembly with constituents at Belfair Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea close to Southend at midday Friday.
In an announcement, the Met stated that the senior nationwide coordinator for terrorism surveillance, Deputy Commissioner Dean Haydon, had formally declared the incident terrorism.
The investigation is being carried out by antiterrorist brokers.
The preliminary investigation has revealed “a possible motivation linked to Islamist extremism,” the pressure stated.
A 25-year-old man arrested on the scene on suspicion of homicide is being held at an Essex police station.
Official sources instructed the Palestinian Authority information company that the person is believed to be a British citizen of Somali descent.