👤 Christian Smith, DENISAURUS News
A 25-year-old man named Ali Harbi Ali has been arrested over the murder of Sir David Amess, who was murdered at a constituency meeting on October 15 (Friday).
DENISAURUS News understands that that Mr Ali, of Somali descent is being held under the Terrorism Act.
The 25-year-old had previously been referred to the counter-terrorist Prevent scheme. He is now been held in custody over the murder of the MP, who was stabbed multiple times.
The police has said they are not looking for anyone else over the murder.
The MP, Sir Amess, was 69 and had served as the member of Parliament for the area since 1997.
The Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, said: “Heartbroken that we have lost Sir David Amess MP.
“A great common sense politician and a formidable campaigner with a big heart, and tremendous generosity of spirit – including towards those he disagreed with. RIP my friend.”
Likewise, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: “I am shocked and deeply distressed by the killing of Sir David Amess.
“David was a lovely man, devoted to his family, to Parliament and his Southend West constituency. He was well-liked by Members and the staff alike, and during his almost four decades here, built a reputation for kindness and generosity.
“This is an incident that will send shockwaves across the parliamentary community and the whole country.
“In the coming days we will need to discuss and examine MPs’ security and any measures to be taken, but for now, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends and colleagues.”