British MP stabbed multiple times

EUROPE |

British MP David Amess Amess was first elected to parliament to represent Basildon in 1983. [Courtesy]

A 69-year-old British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been stabbed multiple times while meeting his constituents, Sky reported.

David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, eastern England, was stabbed by a man who walked into his constituency meeting, Sky said.

Amess's office confirmed he had been stabbed but gave no further details.

He was receiving treatment at the scene for his injuries, Sky said. His condition was unclear, it added.Amess was first elected to parliament to represent Basildon in 1983, and then stood for election in Southend West in 1997.

His website lists his main interests are "animal welfare and pro-life issues."

The stabbing at Amess' meeting with constituents has echoes of a 2010 case when Labour lawmaker Stephen Timms survived a stabbing in his constituency office, and the 2016 fatal shooting of Labour's Jo Cox just days before the Brexit referendum.

Share this story
Karuturi fights receivers over property auction
Cash-strapped Karuturi Flowers in Naivasha is back in court in a bid to stop receiver managers from auctioning its property over Sh1.8 billion debt.
PNU vows to back Raila, form coalition with ODM
ODM leader Raila Odinga’s bid to scale the mountain got a major boost after the Party of National Unity (PNU) endorsed his candidature.
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS