David Ames, a British MP from the Conservative ruling party led by Boris Johnson, was stabbed to death this afternoon (Friday) at a church in a city in the southeast of the country. The 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of committing the act, and the circumstances, including the background in fact, are still being investigated.
According to news agency reports, the incident occurred during a round of voting with voters held by 69-year-old Ames at a church in Lay-on-Sea, south-east England. A police statement said the report of the case was received shortly after 12:05 p.m. The British police added that “the police were at the scene shortly afterwards, arrested a man and extracted a knife from him”.
A tweet in which Ames announced the meeting:
The Daily Mail reported that rescue services were called to the scene and tried to save his life for about an hour, but were forced to determine his death. The suspect in the act, 25 years old, was taken into custody. Police have stressed that they are not currently trying to locate more suspects, and believe there is no further threat to public space. The circumstances that led the anonymous to stab the MP have not yet been clarified. The flags on Downing Street were lowered following the incident.
About five years ago, Joe Cox, a Labor MP who supported Britain’s stay in the EU, was shot dead. Cox’s widow, Brendan, wrote on Twitter that “attacking elected officials is an attack on democracy itself. He added that the murder today” brings it all back. The pain, the loss, but also the love that the public gave us following Joe’s loss. “