David Amess killing: Priti Patel considering measures to boost security of lawmakers | World News

Among the steps that the UK dwelling secretary may announce, two are common police presence at ‘surgeries’ and the removing of anonymity on social media, a media report mentioned.

Priti Patel, the UK’s dwelling secretary, is probably going to introduce further measures for the security of British parliamentarians following Friday’s deadly stabbing of Conservative MP David Amess in his constituency of Southend West in Essex. Patel, nevertheless, additionally insisted that regardless of the assault, MPs shouldn’t be “cowed down” from fulfilling their duties as elected representatives of the general public, a media report mentioned.

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According to the report, revealed by The Independent, the house secretary may order an everyday police presence at weekly “surgeries” (conferences between lawmakers and their constituents) just like the one throughout which Amess was stabbed to loss of life. It additionally said that the British Police have contacted all 650 MPs within the wake of the killing to supply them reassurance and help.

A separate report by the publication said that she may additionally order the removing of the fitting to anonymity on social media to cease “cruel and relentless” abuse of politicians.

“Questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives and I will provide updates in due course,” Patel had tweeted after Amess’ killing, which has been declared as a terrorist incident by the UK Police.


According to investigators, the suspect on this case is a 25-year-old British nationwide of Somali origin, recognized as Ali Harbi Ali, the son of Harbi Ali Kullane, a former communications advisor to the Prime Minister of Somalia. Ali is reported to have deliberate the deadly stabbing for greater than per week, and to have booked an appointment to be on the surgical procedure.

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The Southend West constituency falls within the city of Leigh-on-Sea, in London’s east. Amess had represented this seat since 1997.

(With company inputs)

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