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How unknown man stabbed British politician to death

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Conservative British lawmaker, David Amess was killed on Friday after he was stabbed multiple times during an event in his local constituency in southeast England.

The international media reported that a man walked into Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, south Essex, where late Amess was holding the meeting with locals and attacked the politician.

Shortly after the incident, local police mentioned that a man had been arrested “on suspicion (of) murder” after the stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident,” said Essex police, adding that the man in custody was aged 25, and a knife was recovered.

The force said officers had earlier responded to “reports of a stabbing” shortly after 12:05 pm (1105 GMT).

British media, including Sky News and the BBC, identified the victim as the 69-year-old politician from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party.

Amess is the latest British MPs to have been attacked at his weekly constituency “surgery” with voters, which are typically held on Fridays when parliament is not sitting.

Following the incident, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday laid flowers outside the church where Amess was stabbed to death.

Johnson, interior minister Priti Patel and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer were among those to lay flowers in tribute to Amess at the scene of the murder.

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