A Catholic and pro-life Conservative Member of Parliament has died today after being stabbed multiple times by an unidentified man.
Sir David Amess, 69, was stabbed while holding a meeting with constituents in Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
A man reportedly walked into the church and stabbed the Member of Parliament (MP) for Southend West shortly after 12:05 p.m.
As police remained around the church and paramedics remained with Amess for over two hours, early ongoing details about the attack and the medical condition of Sir David remained scarce, with local councillor John Lamb stating, “We’re not sure how serious it is but it’s not looking good.”
Essex Police announced at 2:39 p.m. that Sir David had died at the scene.