The local police filed charges of murder and preparing acts of terrorism under the 2006 Terrorism Act against a detained 25-year-old man who stabbed dead a 69-year-old British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party at a Methodist Church in Eastern England on October 15.
The police sued Ali Harbi Ali, a Londoner of Somali heritage for the death of David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, eastern England.
Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, is due to appear at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ court later on Thursday.
In the initial police investigation, Amess was having a constituency meeting inside the church around noontime when Ali arrived and stabbed him repeatedly.
Alert medical personnel immediately provided medical attention to the elderly official but sadly he expired on the scene.
The police quickly arrested the suspect who was holding a knife before he could escape.
Sources said Amess was first elected to parliament to represent Basildon in 1983, and then stood for election in Southend West in 1997.
His website lists his main interests are “animal welfare and pro-life issues.”
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the death of David Amess is a loss since he is “a true friend of the Jewish community and the State of Israel”.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid revealed before his death Amess always stood by the Jewish people.