Arrest after Tory MP ‘stabbed several times’ at constituency surgery

Sir David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was reportedly attacked on Friday.

Arrest after Tory MP ‘stabbed several times’ at constituency surgery Website
The 69-year-old was attacked on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

A man has been arrested after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was reportedly stabbed several times at a surgery in his Southend West constituency.

The 69-year-old was attacked on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Essex Police said: A man’s been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea.

“We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.

“A man was arrested shortly after & we’re not looking for anyone else.”

A spokesman for his office in Westminster said: “The incident has happened.

“I don’t know what the incident is. We are still waiting.”