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

A candle is lit next to a photograph of British lawmaker David Amess at St Michael's and All Angels Church, Leigh-on-Sea, a district of Southend-on-Sea, southeast England, on October 17, 2021 ahead of a special vigil in honour of Amess who was fatally stabbed while holding a constituency surgery nearby. PHOTO/ AFP

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  • 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

The family of murdered British MP David Amess said on Sunday 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.
Police have declared the crime a terrorist incident and said they are investigating "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism". 

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