Sir David Amess stabbing: What we know so far – BBC

Here’s how the attack unfolded and what we know so far.

What happened?

The MP for Southend West was stabbed at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, in Essex. He was there for one of his regular Friday meetings with his constituents.

Just 15 minutes before the attack, the 69-year-old was standing on the church steps, chatting and laughing with locals.

At about 12:05 BST on Friday, Sir David walked into the church alongside two female members of his staff to meet more constituents.

Local councillor John Lamb said that it was then a man emerged from a small group of waiting constituents and attacked Sir David, stabbing him several times.

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