British lawmaker Sir David Amess, 69, member of the Conservative party, has died Friday after being stabbed multiple times at a meeting with constituents in Essex, southern England. A 25 old man was arrested in connection with crime and a knife was found. Sources said the man arrested was a British national who, according to initial inquiries, is of Somali heritage.”We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public,” police said. U.K. politicians are generally not given police protection when are in their constituencies. “David was a man who believed in this country and its future. We have lost a fine public servant,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
“Everyone was deeply shocked and heart stricken.” Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs “with immediate effect.” The investigation into the attack will be led by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist Counter Terrorism Command, who will determine whether it was a terrorist incident. Ms Patel said the killing “represents a senseless attack on democracy itself.” Sir David Ames was known politically as a social conservative and as a prominent campaigner against abortion and on animal welfare issues. He had been in parliament for almost four decades.The facts leading to his death are yet to be established by the court.