Amess murder, UK police: “Terrorist act”
It was an act of terrorism: to formalize the matrix of the attack that cost the life of the British Conservative MP David Amess was the police. The first investigations revealed “a possible motive linked to Islamic extremism”, according to what was communicated by the Metropolitan police. The ambush – it was later specified – was declared a terrorist act by the national coordinator for counter-terrorism policy, Deputy Commissioner Dean Haydon.
DAVID AMESS MURDER, LONDON SEARCH
The British police are not hunting down possible accomplices of the 25-year-old – British citizen of Somali origin, according to media reports – arrested immediately after the ambush of the British Conservative MP, David AMESS. But the investigations continue, and as part of these investigations two houses in London were searched, according to the media. Arrested immediately after Sir David was stabbed to death during a meeting with his constituents, the 25-year-old suspect is in custody at an Essex police station.
OPERATION BRIDGER, POLICE WILL CONTACT ALL PARLIAMENTARIES ON SECURITY
All British MPs will be contacted by Operation Bridger, a security initiative organized by the police, to make arrangements to protect lawmakers following the killing of Conservative MP David Amess. Politicians will be “informed of all measures relating to their personal safety”, the leaders of the country’s police forces announced today. Those responsible “will also talk with the parliamentarians about the safety provisions for all the events they intend to attend in the coming days, so that they can be provided with the appropriate advice”. “We encourage parliamentarians to report any security concerns immediately to local police forces in order to protect themselves, staff and members of the public attending the meetings,” concluded the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
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