Sir David Amess: Conservative MP David Amess dies after stabbing attack

Police in Essex confirm death after attack on Tory MP, Sir David Amess, in Leigh-On-Sea.

Sir David Amess was attacked on Friday morning in his constituency.

In a statement, Essex police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea.

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“We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October).

Sir David Amess: Police confirm a man has died after stabbing attack on Tory MP

“We attended and found a man injured.

“He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.

“A 25 year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered.

“He is currently in custody.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

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