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‘Just devastating’ as Upper Bann MP pays tribute to Tory MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death in constituency office

Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been stabbed to death in his constituency office this afternoon (Friday).

The 69-year-old MP for Southend West was holding a regular surgery for constituents in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, at the time of the incident.

Emergency Services were called to the scene at 12.05pm.

A man has been arrested and a knife recovered from the scene.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.

The incident has caused widespread shock across the UK.

Upper Bann MP, Carla Lockhart, commented: “This is just devastating … there are no words. A true gentleman and someone who will be sadly missed. Thinking of Sir David’s family at this very sad time.”

Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery added: “This is such terrible news. My thoughts are with David’s family, friends and colleagues.”

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