Prime Minister, Home Secretary, Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition pay respects to Sir David Amess MP

Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington and Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner joined the Prime Minister, Home Secretary, Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House plus the Chief Executive of Southend Borough Council and the Mayor of Southend on Sea, to lay flowers in a moment of respect for Sir David Amess MP at Belfairs Methodist Church, Leigh on Sea on Saturday.

The Chief Constable delivered a message of condolence on behalf of the force, which said: “We promise your family, friends and colleagues that we will work tirelessly with our policing partners to secure justice for the terrible crime committed against you. Essex is united in respect for your public service. With such sorrow for your loss..”

A 25-year old man remains in custody following the fatal stabbing of the MP for Southend West yesterday during a constituency surgery.

The message from Chief Constable B J Harrington

Mick Ferris

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