British lawmaker stabbed multiple times in southeast England, man arrested

British lawmaker stabbed multiple times in southeast England, man arrested
# 15 October 2021 19:20 (UTC +04:00)

British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed multiple times Friday at a location inside his local constituency, according to Sky News, APA reports citing CNBC.

The attack happened at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, in the southeast of England. Reuters later confirmed the incident, citing a spokesperson from his parliamentary office.

Sky News reported that 69-year-old Amess, an MP from the ruling Conservative Party, is receiving treatment at the scene for his injuries. The broadcaster also reported that a man had walked into his constituency surgery and stabbed him multiple times.

Essex Police tweeted that a person had been been arrested following an incident in Leigh-on-Sea, and would update with more information.

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