Britain: Police call David Ames’s murder a “terrorist act”

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THE murder of their Member Conservatives, Sir David Ames, was declared a terrorist act by the British police, according to its announcement in the early hours of Saturday (16/10). The knife attack that claimed the life of the 69-year-old politician happened in Essex on Friday (15/10).

“Early research shows that motivation is potentially linked to Islamist extremism”, reports a police press release. For his murder Sir David Ames in Methodist Church, a 25-year-old was arrested. He is being held at Essex. The «BBC» cited government sources claiming it is British national, but according to the first information gathered by the authorities, is originally from Somalia. The newspaper «The Guardian» claims that this person had appeared in the program lists Prevent, which lists those who are considered dangerous and capable of carrying out extreme actions.

The investigation into the case is being conducted by anti-terrorist, was announced last night, with the assistance of his police forces Essex and another special group, while the MI5, the home security service. Immediately after the attack, the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, ordered the security forces to reconsider the security measures for the deputies as this is the second murder of an elected representative. She had preceded her Joe Cox in 2016.

The police asked the citizens to contact her in case they have any information. Those living near the scene of the murder were also asked to check it out CCTV material, even those who attended the event asked if they had immortalized a moment that might prove useful.

In accordance with «BBC», the authorities are not looking for anyone else and appear confident that he acted alone, although investigations continue. In this context, searches were carried out in two houses in London.

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