Tory MP stabbed multiple times in constituency has died

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Tory MP Sir David Amess has died from multiple wounds at a constituency surgery at a church in Essex.

Tory MP Sir David Amess, 69, has been stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery at church in Essex today, October 15. Police attended the scene at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea this afternoon and have since confirmed his death.

Sir David Amess. Image – Wiki

Armed police and forensic officers also attended and a large police presence was there shortly after 1pm (BST).

Pictures from the scene being circulated on social media show people sitting on a wall outside the church speaking to officers and being comforted after witnessing the event.

An eye-witness said: “The scene was completely and utterly swamped by police, ambulance, armed police.”

“I saw someone get taken out the building, put into the back of a police car.”

“Apparently he was stabbed quite a few times.”

“It’s nothing that you think would happen round this area.”

“To have it next door to where you’re working is obviously very upsetting.”

“It’s very hard, it’s very distressing that’s for sure.”

Essex police said in a statement: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October). Officers were on scene shortly after, arrested a man and recovered a knife.”

“He is currently in custody. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public.”

“We want to thank the public who alerted us to the incident so quickly. We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage to contact us.”


Essex Police confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in #LeighonSea.”

“We were called to Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm.”

“Sadly, a man later died. A man was arrested at the scene.”

“We are not looking for anyone else.”

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