UK MP : The incident is the second death of a UK politician when he met with voters since 2016
Hours after being stabbed “several times”.
During an event in his area in the southeast of England.
This marks the second death of a UK politician while meeting with voters since 2016.
Local police did not name Amess.
“We did not want anyone else to know about the incident. ” Essex police said, adding that the 25-year-old man in custody was found with a knife.
The group said police responded to “stabbing reports” after 12:05 (1105 GMT).
British media, including Sky News and the BBC, have identified the victim as a 69-year-old politician from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called Amess “a devout, thoughtful and genuine Member of Parliament, who lost his life while serving the citizens he served endlessly throughout his career”.
Which usually takes place on Friday when parliament is not in session.
The Jo Cox Foundation, which was in his memory, wrote on Twitter that it was “shocking to hear the news of Amess’s attack” UK .
“We think of him, of his family and of his loved ones during this difficult time,” he added.
Cox’s widow Brendan described Amess’s stabbing as “cowardly as it happened”.
“Attacking those we represent is what is attacking democracy itself. There is no reason, no reason.”
Another Member of Parliament for Labor, Stephen Timms.
In January 2000, Liberal Democrat UK MP Nigel Jones was wounded. And his assistant killed by a man wielding a sword at a military operation in Cheltenham, western England.
Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has expressed concern about the safety risk of a local “surgical” UK MP.
“If you are not in your office, and you are in a public place …
” he wrote in a tweet.
Amess, a lawmaker since 1983, had advertised her future surgery at Beladeth Methodist Church in the small town of Leigh-on-Sea UK.
Paul Gardiner, 41, a barber at One Barbers Leigh-On-Sea UK. Told AFP that “armed police and an ambulance” were present at the scene.
It was not immediately noticeable about Johnson, who was leading the day for the visit of top ministers to the west of England UK.
But his wife Carrie, who was head of communications at the Conservative, wrote on Twitter: “The worst news for Sir David Amess.
“He was very kind and kind. A great animal lover and a loyal gentleman. This is totally wrong. The thoughts are with his wife and their children.”
David Cameron, one of Tory’s predecessors on Downing Street, said: “The shocking and disturbing news reports are from Leigh-on-Sea UK.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Sir David Amess and his family.”
Opposition leader Keir Starmer called the news “horrific and shocking”.