UK police probe MP murder as suspect said to be on ‘de-radicalisation’ scheme

A picture of David Amess is held up near the scene where the MP was stabbed to death by a terrorist suspect, in Leigh-on-Sea, Britain, on October 16, 2021. – EPA pic, October 18, 2021.

THE family of murdered British MP David Amess said yesterday they were “completely broken” by his death, but that hatred had to be set aside as they made a plea for “togetherness”.

Veteran Conservative lawmaker Amess, who was 69, was stabbed to death on Friday as he met voters at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, in the second such attack on an MP in just over five years.

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