In southeastern England, a member of the ruling and Conservative House of Representatives who was attending a meeting with local voters died after being stabbed by a man.

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder and are investigating detailed motivations, including the possibility of terrorism.

A 69-year-old member of the ruling Conservative Party, David Amess, was stabbed by a man at a church in Essex, southeastern England, after noon on the 15th.



A rushed paramedic provided first aid, but Congressman Ames was stabbed multiple times before dying.



Police arrested a nearby 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder.



A knife that seems to be a weapon has been found at the scene, and police are investigating detailed motivation, including the possibility of terrorism, assuming that the man committed the crime alone.

According to local media, Congressman Ames was attending a meeting in his constituency church to receive various consultations from voters.



Since being elected for the first time in 1983, Mr. Ames has been a member of the Diet and has been active in opposition to abortion.



In the United Kingdom, in 2016, a Labor Party member of the House of Representatives was shot dead before a referendum asking for approval or disapproval of withdrawal from the EU = European Union, and the incumbent member is killed again. The shock is spreading to the situation.

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