David Amess, a member of the British Parliament from the ruling Conservative Party, was stabbed several times during a meeting with voters in Leigh-on-Sea in the south of the country. Sky News reports this.

69-year-old Amos held a meeting at the Belfares Methodist Church when a man with a knife broke into it and stabbed the deputy several times. Paramedics arrived at the scene and provided first aid to a member of parliament.

The police detained the attacker and reported that it was not possible to save the deputy.

Amess has been a member of parliament since 1983.