Man arrested after Conservative MP Sir David Amess 'stabbed multiple times' at constituency surgery
A man has been arrested after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was reportedly stabbed several times at a surgery in his Southend West constituency.
Sir David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday (October 15).
It was reported Mr Amess, 69, had been receiving treatment at the scene for his injuries.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.
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"A man was arrested shortly after and we're not looking for anyone else."
Officers said they did not believe there was a wider threat to the public.
They have now urged anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to call 101.
Information can also be reported online at www.essex.police.uk.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.
Conservative MP and former party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith tweeted: "My thoughts are with David Amess MP and his family at this awful time.
"Praying for a full recovery following this appalling, shocking news.
"This angry, violent behaviour cannot be tolerated in politics or any other walk of lie."
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