Earlier today, Will and Kate revealed that they were “shocked and saddened” by the murder of British MP, Sir David Amess.
In a tragic accident, the Southend West MP was stabbed to death at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex at midday on Friday, dying at the scene.
William and Kate took to Twitter to share their condolences for Sir David’s family, friends and colleagues saying that their “thoughts and prayers” are with them.
We are shocked and saddened by the murder of Sir David Amess, who dedicated 40 years of his life to serving his community.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. W & C
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2021
The personal tweet read, “We are shocked and saddened by the murder of Sir David Amess, who dedicated 40 years of his life to serving his community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. W & C.”
A 25-year-old man has been arrested as a suspect of the murder in Leigh-on-Sea near Southend.
The Chief constable, Ben-Julian Harrington, made a statement saying Sir David was “simply dispensing his duties when his life was horrifically cut short”.
“We made it clear at the time of the incident that we did not believe there was any immediate further threat to anyone else in the area. It will be for investigators to determine whether or not this is a terrorist incident, but as always they will keep an open mind.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Tory veteran Sir David, as “one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics”, had been an MP since 1983 and was married with five children.”
Harrington explained the police were called about a stabbing incident at midday, however, paramedics could not save Amess who died at the scene.
“The response of the emergency services to this incident was immediate and our officers arrived on scene within minutes.”
“When they arrived they found Sir David Amess MP, who had suffered multiple injuries. Tragically he died at the scene. A 25-year-old man was arrested immediately at the scene on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.”
“A knife was also recovered at the scene.”
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