British police arrested Somali man suspected of murdering MP

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ENGLAND ( AXADLE) – British police have arrested a ‘British citizen of Somali heritage’ on suspicion of murdering MP Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death several times during his constituency operation in Essex.

According to police, the 25-year-old man entered Belfair’s Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, southern Essex, where Amess held an operation with locals on Friday and attacked the politician.

“He was treated by the rescue service but unfortunately died on the spot,” police said. “A 25-year-old man was arrested quickly after police arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was found.”

Police also found a knife and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. An anti-terrorism team will lead the investigation.

The detectives said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. There was no detail about the motivation for the attack, but the chief constable of the Essex police later said that those responsible for terrorism lead the investigation.

“The investigation is at a very early stage and is led by officials from the special command against terrorism,” Ben-Julian Harrington told reporters.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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