A Conservative MP has been stabbed while attending a constituency meeting in Essex, according to reports.
Sir David Amess, 69, who represents Southend West, is believed to have been attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea shortly after 12.05pm.
According to Sky News, a man walked into the surgery and ‘stabbed the MP several times’.
Armed police and forensics were then called to the scene and a man was arrested shortly after.
Confirming the incident on Twitter, Essex Police wrote: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm.
“A man was arrested shortly after and we’re not looking for anyone else.
“We’ll bring you more info when we have it.”
A spokesperson for Sir Amess at the Westminister office also commented: “The incident has happened. I don’t know what the incident is.
“We are still waiting.”
Since 1997, the father-of-three has been the MP for Southend West. He first joined parliament in 1983.
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