Boris Johnson leads tribute to murdered conservative deputy

The British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, placed this Saturday a crown of flowers at the doors of the Church of Leigh-on-Sea (East of England)

Boris Johnson leads tribute to murdered conservative deputy

The British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, placed this Saturday a crown of flowers at the doors of the Church of Leigh-on-Sea (East of England) where his colleague David Amess was killed on Friday while attending his voters.

Johnson went to the town of Essex County, on the outskirts of London, accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, and also attended the leader of the opponent Labor Party, Keir Starmer.

All presented their respects before the Belphairs Methodist Church, where every Friday Amess received members of his constituency, and left in their respective vehicles without making statements.

The British political class is shocked after the assassination of stabbing of the Tory of 69, by which a 25-year British has been arrested in an event that the police considers an act of terrorism.

Numerous deputies have requested that their security measures be reviewed and arranged if they can continue to receive citizens in person, as usual in the United Kingdom, where, by its political system, each electoral circumscription is represented by a single parliamentarian.

The Minister of the Interior has ordered a review of the current security strategy and is expected to make a statement on Monday before Parliament

Meanwhile, the British police have begun with the interrogations to the head of the attack. In a statement issued at dawn, the London Metropolitan Police (Met) said that Amess's murder in a Leigh-on-Sea church, in ESSEX County, "has been declared as a terrorist incident, and the Command against The terrorism of the MET will direct the investigation. "

"The National Coordinator of Police Surveillance against Terrorism, the Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, has formally declared the incident as terrorism, the initial investigation has revealed a possible motivation linked to Islamist extremism," says the note.

The research is being directed by the Terrorism Command of the MET, which works in collaboration with colleagues from the Specialized Operations Unit of the Eastern Region (ERSOU) and the Essex Police, add the official note.

"As part of the research, agents are performing two directions searches in the London area," according to the police.

The authorities believe that the suspect "acted alone" and do not seek anyone else in relation to the incident, although research continues on the circumstances, reports the police note.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 10:51

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