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Conservative MP in the UK Stabbed to Death, Somalian Suspect Arrested

A Conservative MP was murdered in Essex today, October 15th. According to LBC, “Police responded to reports of a stabbing at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea this afternoon. Armed police and forensics officers were seen outside the church after the stabbing.

MP Sir David Amess, 69, was stabbed at the scene with a large police presence there shortly before 1pm today.”

The Telegraph reports that “Essex Police said the response of the emergency services to the incident was immediate and officers arrived at the scene within minutes.”

Amess, a Tory MP who represented Southend West in Essex since 1997, was at Belfairs Methodist Church as part of a “constituent surgery,” at which point, Sky News reports, “a man walked [in]…and stabbed him multiple times.” A constituent surgery is a form of meeting in UK politics in which MPs meet directly with their constituents and those constituents can express their concerns about governance issues.

Few other details are currently known about the attack. One source, as ZeroHedge reports, said that Sir Amess was stabbed three times by the attacker. Only one attacker was reported.

Initially, Sir Amess was treated at the scene for life-threatening injuries and a Conservative Party source told Sky News that an air ambulance was at the scene of the attack.

Later, however, around 3 pm English Time, police announced that Sir Amess died of his wounds at the scene of the stabbing.

The Telegraph later announced that a 25-year-old suspect, a British national of “Somalian heritage,” was arrested and that the police are not looking for any additional suspects.

Anthony Fitch, who was near the church in the immediate aftermath of the attack, watched police lead the suspect away from the scene and told the Mirror that “He was taken away by two officers with armed police behind him. He didn’t make any noise.”

Discussing the possibility that the shocking murder of Sir Amess was a terror attack, Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said: “It will be for investigators to determine whether or not this is a terrorist incident, but as always they will keep an open mind” and that the investigation “is being led by officers from the specialist counter-terrorism command.” Chief Constable Harrington also said that “paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service worked extremely hard to save Sir David.”

Police reportedly recovered the suspect’s cellphone, which they are investigating for incriminating texts or links to foreign suspects. A knife was also recovered at the scene.

The attack has shocked both the normally sleepy town and other UK politicians.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, speaker of the House of Commons, said: “In the coming days we will need to discuss and examine MPs’ security and any measures to be taken, but for now, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends and colleagues.” Sir Hoyle also adamantly declared that “people who don’t accept our values won’t win.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking about the incident, said “David was a man who believed passionately in this country and in its future and we have lost today a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague.”

Other politicians, according to Express, reportedly “described the attack as an assault on democracy.”

While this is the first murder of an MP since the 2016 killing of Jo Cox, there has been a spate of high-profile stabbings in the UK in recent years. At least 20 people were murdered with knives in London in the first six months of 2021, for example.

In May of 2013, a British Army soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby, a soldier in the famed Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was stabbed to death by two men, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, in broad daylight. Both men, Muslims of Nigerian descent, reportedly told passers-by that they killed Mr. Rigby to avenge the killing of Muslims by the British military.

20 Comments
  • Don says:

    Britain is going the same way as lib meccas here…..down the toilet.

  • SL says:

    Wow! I cannot believe knives have not already been banned in the UK. Everyone knows knives cause crime. Maybe this will spur Parliament into action. In fact, all industrialized nations should ban the private ownership of knives. Why hasn’t the UN done anything about this yet?! No one needs a knife. Ban them….for the children.

  • Jon Weiss says:

    I actually find these stories to be comical as hell, not because of the killing, but because of the blatant stupidity of the politicians who insist on the importation of people from nations where murder is actually a matter of routine, and then the politicians are shocked when the person imported does not become “civilized” overnight, and continues to murder.

  • ActionBaztard says:

    What?! A politician was stabbed to death?! But…but…they had that whole knife drop-off thing a few years ago. This shouldn’t have happened. It’s almost like idiots who believe in any form of weapon “control” don’t realize that people with evil hearts and intentions can easily bypass any sort of “control” law, obtain weapons illegally, and kill people they don’t like. Hm. Makes you wonder what sort of world these people live in within their demented heads, where common sense doesn’t exist yet they call their beliefs in all forms of control “common sense (insert name of scary inanimate object here) control”. You know that if this happened in Texas or Florida the attacker would have been shot by an attendee before he could have gotten in the second stab, and the politician would have been able to be saved so he could continue his career of stealing from the people and raising taxes because he doesn’t earn enough.

    That’s right; I’m on both sides. Screw liberals and their control agenda, and screw conservatives and their dumb shit, too.

  • Boomer Lady says:

    “At least 20 people were murdered with knives in London in the first six months of 2021, for example.”

    So much for Britain’s total ban on guns. As opponents of gun control frequently explain, guns don’t kill people, people do. They use anything handy, like knives.

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