A British Member of Parliament David Amess who was stabbed “multiple times” while he was attending an event in his local constituency in southeast England has succumbed to his injuries.

A 69-year-old MP was from the UK’s ruling Conservative Party.

Although initially it was not confirmed why Amess was stabbed, the police had confirmed reports of the politician being stabbed shortly after noon and one man apprehended.

“A man’s been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea. We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm. A man was arrested shortly after & we’re not looking for anyone else. We’ll bring you more info when we have it,” Essex Police tweeted.

In a statement, the Essex Police said, “We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October). We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.”

“A 25 year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered. He is currently in custody. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident,” it added.

Tributes began pouring in for the long-serving Tory MP from his party colleagues and others within the political field.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Amess was a “great man, a great friend, and a great MP killed while fulfilling his democratic role”.

With PTI inputs

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