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Police in Essex said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, after Conservative MP David Amess was stabbed while holding meetings with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.
According to police, Amess, who represented Southend West in Essex, was found injured but died at the scene.
A knife was recovered and police were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, they said.
Tributes poured in for the 69-year-old, who worked as a lawmaker since 1983. Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle called Amess “a lovely man.” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the attack was “awful beyond words.”
File footage from September shows Amess speaking about pension increases and animal welfare. Credit: Sir David Amess MP/Parliament TV via Storyful