UK PM Johnson says 'hearts full of shock' after MP's murder

AFP , Friday 15 Oct 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday expressed heartfelt shock after Conservative colleague David Amess was stabbed to death, lauding him as "one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics".

A member of the public leaves a bunch of flowers at a police cordon near the scene of a fatal stabbing incident at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, a district of Southend-on-Sea, in southeast England on October 15, 2021. AFP

"I think all our hearts are full of shock and sadness today at the loss of Sir David Amess MP, who was killed in his constituency surgery, in a church, after almost 40 years of continuous service to the people of Essex and the whole of the United Kingdom," Johnson told reporters.

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