Man arrested after Conservative MP Sir David Amess 'stabbed multiple times' at constituency surgery

A man has been arrested after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was reportedly stabbed several times at a surgery in his Southend West constituency.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 2:24 pm

Sir David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday (October 15).

It was reported Mr Amess, 69, had been receiving treatment at the scene for his injuries.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.

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"A man was arrested shortly after and we're not looking for anyone else."

Officers said they did not believe there was a wider threat to the public.

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They have now urged anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to call 101.

Sir David Amess has reportedly been stabbed several times (Credit: PA)

Information can also be reported online at www.essex.police.uk.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

Conservative MP and former party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith tweeted: "My thoughts are with David Amess MP and his family at this awful time.

"Praying for a full recovery following this appalling, shocking news.

"This angry, violent behaviour cannot be tolerated in politics or any other walk of lie."

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