Newsman: A British ruling Conservative Party’s Member of Parliament David Amess was stabbed at a Methodist church while holding regular meetings with constituents, On Friday, David Amess, 69, from the ruling Conservative Party was attacked at a Methodist church in Leigh-on-Sea, a coastal town east of London, his office said.
A man has been arrested and officers are not looking for anyone else, Essex Police said in a tweet.
His office and police have not revealed details of his condition, or any further information about the attack.
His colleague Conservative lawmaker Tracey Crouch posted in tweeter, horrific news. Praying he is OK .”
Photographs from the scene showed police holding automatic rifles and wearing body armor guarding the door of the church, which was behind police tape. At least two police cars and two ambulances were at the scene.
Britain was rocked in 2016 when the Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death by a far-right extremist outside a constituency meeting in the northern English town of Birstall.
Lawmakers from across the political spectrum reacted in shock to the news.
Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, tweeted, “Horrific and deeply shocking news. Thinking of David, his family and his staff.”