David Amess: Counterterror police take over investigation into death of Tory MP
Counterterror police are investigating the death of the Conservative MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed while meeting constituents at a routine public surgery on Friday.
The 69-year-old suffered multiple injuries in the attack at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Essex Police said a 25-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder, and that counterterror detectives were investigating his motivations.
The Independent understands that the suspect is a British national of Somali origin, and the killing is being treated at this point as a probable Islamist terror attack.
The investigation is also...