New information about murder of MP of the Conservative Party in Britain, David Ames, see the light of day on the criterion that the perpetrator chose his victim.
More specifically, the suspect in the stabbing of David Ames, was thinking of attacking MPs and did not have a specific goal, writes today, Monday (18/10) the Telegraph.
According to the newspaper, the suspect chose Ames at random. Sources in the newspaper close to the investigation estimate that the 25-year-old Briton decided to attack Ames because he managed to make an appointment with him.
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“She was unlucky. He was not targeted because of his party. “David Ames was not specifically targeted,” said a government source. Another source stressed that “it is not clear” that the 25-year-old had chosen Ames.
Police have not yet identified the exact motive of the perpetrator. According to newspaper sources, investigators estimate that the perpetrator acted alone.
At the same time, representatives of the British law enforcement and intelligence services believe that the assassination may have been committed in support of Islamist motives, in particular the agenda of the Islamic State, al Qaeda and al-Shabab. The suspect used a mobile phone immediately after the attack, but it is not clear why, the newspaper notes, according to APE-MPE.
The assassination of David Ames, a Conservative MP for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, took place five years after murder of Joe Cox, an MP from the opposition Labor Party, and has sparked a review of the security of politicians.
Ames, 69, was repeatedly stabbed to death during an attack on Friday (15/10) in Lon-Xi, east London, during a meeting with voters at a church.