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Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday October 15) where Southend MP Sir David Amess MP was meeting with constituents.
Officers arrested a man and recovered a knife.
He is currently in custody.
Anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact Essex Police.
If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Please quote incident 445 of 15 October.
You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
ADDITIONAL: Sir David, 69, the MP for Southend West is thought to have been attacked during a surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church.
It is unclear what injuries he has sustained.
Reports suggest that Sir David was stabbed several times and an air ambulance has been sent to the scene where armed police are also on guard.
Councillor John Lamb of Southend Council: “It’s taken over two and a half hours and he’s not been moved to hospital yet. We know it’s extremely serious.”