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.
The Tory MP for Southend West, 69, was holding a surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church, in Eastwood Road North.
It is believed Mr Amess, 69, has been receiving treatment at the scene for his injuries, with a local Conservative Party source telling Sky News that an air ambulance is at the scene. His condition is unclear.
My next constituency surgery will be taking place on Friday 15th October at Belfairs Methodist Church, 251 Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4NG.— Sir David Amess MP (@amessd_southend) October 12, 2021
To book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7219 3452 pic.twitter.com/aHhxWPrXXi
‘Officers were on scene shortly after, arrested a man and recovered a knife. He is currently in custody.
‘We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public.
‘We want to thank the public who alerted us to the incident so quickly.
‘We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage to contact us.’
A man’s been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea.— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) October 15, 2021
We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.
A man was arrested shortly after & we’re not looking for anyone else.
We’ll bring you more info when we have it. pic.twitter.com/U3dU7btoz7
Essex Police wrote on Twitter: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.
“A man was arrested shortly after & we’re not looking for anyone else.
“He was stabbed several times,” Local councillor John Lamb told Reuters.
“We’re not sure how serious it is but it’s not looking good.”
“We’ll bring you more info when we have it.”
Breaking News: Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after stabbing at constituency surgery