Breaking News: Conservative MP Sir David Amess stabbed multiple times in incident at constituency surgery

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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.

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.

‘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.’

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
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