Vigil in Leigh-on-Sea Following Fatal Attack on MP David Amess
18:11 GMT 16.10.2021 (Updated: 18:26 GMT 16.10.2021)
© TOLGA AKMENA member of the public adds a bunch of flowers to floral tributes left at the scene of the fatal stabbing of Conservative British lawmaker David Amess, at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, a district of Southend-on-Sea, in southeast England on October 16, 2021.
© TOLGA AKMEN
Amess was stabbed to death on Friday during a constituency meeting at a local church and died from his wounds at the scene.
Sputnik goes live from a vigil in Leigh-on-Sea dedicated to the late Tory MP David Amess.
The 69-year-old politician was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church. He was treated at the scene but later died from his injuries.
The alleged attacker, a 25-year old British citizen with Somali ancestry, was arrested at the scene. An investigation is ongoing to determine possible motives. The Metropolitan Police has declared the attack a "terrorist incident".
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