Conservative MP David Amess of Southend West in Essex was repeatedly stabbed at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea during his constituency surgery.
The identity of the assailant has not yet been released but the Essex police reported that a suspect has already been arrested.
“A man’s been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea. 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,” said the Essex Police.
Amess was reportedly treated at the scene but his condition is still unclear.
As of 3:52 pm local time, Ames was declared dead on the scene.
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