David Amess Biography
Who is David Amess?
Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been a Member of Parliament since 1983, first for Basildon and since 1997 for Southend Wes.
David Amess’s Age
March 26, 1952 Age 69 years, Plaistow, London, United Kingdom
David Amess’s Family
Spouse: Julia Arnold
Children: Katie Amess, Sarah Amess, David Amess Jnr
Tragedy when married father of five children, 69, is stabbed to death by a knife that broke into his constituency surgery at South end Methodist Church in front of horrified onlookers as armed police arrests the 25-year-old suspect at the scene.
Conservative MP Sir David Amess was killed to day after being stabbed multiple times by a 25 Years old man who ran into a church and stabbed him to death death during his weekly election surgery.
The 69-year-old Southend West Conservative MP was meeting with locals at Belfair Methodist Church, on Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, when his attacker ran into the building wielding a knife before attacking the veteran politician. shortly after noon.
Paramedics worked to save him on the floor of an Essex church for over an hour, but were unable to save him after a horrific attack with chilling similarities save him after a horrific attack with chilling similarities to the June 2016 murder of Labor MP Jo Cox. The married father of five he is the sixth deputy assassinated since World War II, and the ninth in history.
Police Auth Investigation
Horrified voters waiting to see the veteran deputy, a fervent Brexit supporter and realist, watched in horror as the man with the razor stabbed him and called the police around noon.. Police confirmed Sir David’s death around 3pm.
A woman ran out of the church amid the chaos screaming into the phone after dialing 999, telling the caller: “Someone has been stabbed, please come quickly, not breathing.” Essex Police arrested the attacker at the scene and seized a weapon. He now he is in custody and arrested on suspicion of murder.
David Amess Early Life
Sir David, a veteran Brexiteer MP who has voted against gay marriage and abortion, was seen laughing and talking to people on the church steps minutes before he was stabbed.
Lee Jordison walked to the church from the Hicks butchers where he works after seeing emergency services, including armed police and an air ambulance, rush to the scene.
‘We could see a police cordon set up… (someone outside) told me a woman had come out screaming on the phone, saying ‘someone’s been stabbed, please get here soon, he’s not breathing’,’ the 40-year-old told PA.
‘There was a lot of talk at the church that it was (Sir David) and plenty of people had seen him outside saying hello to people outside the church 20 minutes before. It’s very shocking’.
Sir David wrote last year about the importance of meeting constituents despite what had happened to Jo Cox. He wrote: ‘She was a young woman with a family going about her duties, as we all do, completely unaware of the threat that she faced. While it is often said that good can come out of someone’s death, it is difficult to see what good can come from this senseless murder’.
Carrie Johnson led the tributes today, tweeting: ‘Absolutely devastating news about Sir David Amess. He was hugely kind and good. An enormous animal lover and a true gent. This is so completely unjust. Thoughts are with his wife and their children’.
Secretary State for Transport Grant Shapps Statment
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps described Sir David Amess as ‘a true parliamentarian’.
He tweeted: ‘Awful, tragic news about David. A dedicated, thoughtful man and a true Parliamentarian, who lost his life while serving the constituents who he worked relentlessly for throughout his career. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.’
Judith Cannon, deputy chair of the local Conservative club and friend of the MP, said: ‘I just don’t believe it, how anyone could harm a kind man like David, I don’t know. I cannot understand how anyone could be so wicked to harm this man’.
Brendan Cox, the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, tweeted after the death: ‘My thoughts and love are with David’s family. They are all that matter now. This brings everything back. The pain, the loss, but also how much love the public gave us following the loss of Jo. I hope we can do the same for David now’.
David Amess Quick facts!
- Sir David, 69, had been holding a surgery for constituents when he was attacked by the knifeman at midday
- Horrified staff and Southend constituents saw stabbing happen as he was inside Belfairs Methodist Church
- Sir David was treated at the scene by paramedics for more than an hour but later died, Essex Police said
- Man, 25, was arrested at the scene and a knife was seized. The suspect is in custody and arrested over murder