Conservative British Politician Dies After Being Stabbed At Church

Sebastian Hughes

A British politician has died after being stabbed while meeting with constituents at a church in England on Friday afternoon, Sky News reported.

Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed multiple times while at Belfairs Methodist Church on Friday, Sky News reported. An ambulance arrived at the scene to treat Amess, but he died at the scene.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea,” Essex Police said in a statement, Sky News reported. “He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.”

Amess had been an MP for Southend West since 1997 after first entering parliament in 1983, Sky News reported. Amess, 69, was married with five children, The Guardian reported.

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