Breaking News: Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after stabbing at constituency surgery

A man's been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea.

Sir David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was attacked on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. it is understood a man walked into his constituency surgery and stabbed him multiple times.

‘Officers were on scene shortly after, arrested a man and recovered a knife. He is currently in custody.

Paramedics were called to the scene flying in on an air ambulance, they fought to save Sir Amiss life.

Essex Police made a statement saying: “A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in #LeighonSea.

We were called to Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm.

Sadly, a man later died.

A man was arrested at the scene.

We are not looking for anyone else.

A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea.

We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October).

We attended and found a man injured.

He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.

A 25 year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered.

He is currently in custody.

We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

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We want to thank the public who alerted us to the incident so quickly.

We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 445 of 15 October.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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