British police declare the killing of MP David Amess a “terrorist incident”

The British police declared the murder of Conservative MP David Amess last Friday as a terrorist attack, as the deputy police commissioner Dean Haydon reported.

Amess was stabbed to death by a 25-year-old British man of Somali descent who was arrested at the scene during a meeting with his constituents in Essex County.

According to sources in The Guardian newspaper, the detainee, whose name has not been published, shares “the same details” as a person who appeared in the Prevent program for those “at risk of ideological radicalization”.

British police declare the killing of MP David Amess a “terrorist incident”
British police declare the killing of MP David Amess a “terrorist incident”

Meanwhile, Haydon has hinted that the incident was an act of terrorism with possible motivations related to extremist Islamism, “according to a statement gathered from the UK media.

As part of the investigation, officers have tracked down two houses in the Greater London area, but police believe the person acted alone and are not currently looking for other suspects.

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