Priti Patel gives statement on the death of Sir David Amess and faces questions on MPs security

by 24britishtvOct. 16, 2021, 11:50 a.m. 22
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Home Secretary Priti Patel gives a statement following the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess while meeting constituents. Patel said she did not want to see an end to face-to-face meetings with MPs, believing there should be a balance between the safety of MPs and the democratic process following the fatal stabbing. Today Boris Johnson paid a sombre visit to the church where Sir David Amess was murdered to lay flowers. The Prime Minister was joined by Priti Patel and Sir Keir Starmer in a rare show of cross-party unity during the visit, which comes less than 24 hours after the MP was killed. Sir David was meeting with constituents in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, when he was stabbed up to 17 times, according to reports. A 25-year-old British national of Somali origin was arrested on suspicion of murder. Mr Johnson and Sir Keir both wore black suits and carried white blooms as they walked side-by-side to the church during the unannounced visit at 9am. Mrs Patel, who brought yellow and purple flowers, was dressed in a black coat. Continue reading... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16439149/sir-david-amess-boris-johnson-priti-patel-murdered/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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