Authorities called the murder of a British MP a terrorist incident

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Authorities called the murder of a British MP a terrorist incident

Leigh on c. Police on Friday described the murder of a senior parliamentarian with a knife during a meeting with members of his constituency at a church in England as a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old youth has been arrested in connection with the attack. British leaders are shocked and saddened by the incident. Anti-terrorism officials are leading the investigation into the murder of senior Conservative Party MP David Ames.

In a statement released on Saturday morning, the Metropolitan Police called the attack a terroristic incident and said a preliminary investigation had “revealed a possible link to Islamic extremism”. Ames, 69, was attacked Friday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. The city is about 40 miles (62 km) east of London.

Doctors tried their best to save the MP but his life could not be saved. Police have arrested a suspect in this context and recovered the knife used in the murder. However, he did not reveal the identity of the suspect.

Police believe that the attacker single-handedly carried out the incident. Investigation is on in the matter. Five years ago, another woman MP, Jo Cox, was also murdered in her constituency. These incidents have raised concerns about the safety of the leaders during their campaign to reach out to the people in their respective constituencies. British leaders are generally not provided security when going out to the public in their respective constituencies.

Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson said he and his cabinet colleagues were deeply “shocked and saddened” by the incident. Johnson said, “David was a man who believed in this country and its future. Today we lost a fine civil servant, a dear friend and colleague.”

The prime minister, however, did not say that the attack meant that the leaders would be provided tight security. “We should let the police do their job,” he said. Ames was an MP from Southend West. The region has included Leh-on-Sea since 1997. He has been an MP since 1983. He was one of the longest-serving leaders in the House of Commons (the lower house of the UK Parliament).

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