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British Police investigating the murder of a Conservative lawmaker is treating the case as a terrorist incident. Sir David Amess was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex yesterday. A 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. The Metropolitan Police said, there was a potential link to Islamist extremism.
The Police said, as part of the investigation, officers are carrying out searches at two addresses in the London area. The force believes the man acted alone but inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are continuing. The man is in custody in Essex, Police added. Government sources told the BBC that he is a British national, who appears to be of Somali heritage from initial inquiries.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Sir David as one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics. The sixty-nine-year-old Parliamentarian was first elected to house in 1983. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his public service in 2015. His killing has sent shockwaves through the Parliamentary community, which has described it as an assault on democracy.