The Conservative MP David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at a meeting with his constituents in Essex.
The 69-year-old, who has been an MP since 1983, was attacked at around midday on Friday 15 October.
Essex Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old man was arrested shortly after the stabbing was reported to authorities. The police are not looking for any other suspects.
The father-of-five is the second sitting MP to be killed in such circumstances in five years, following the death of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 as she attended a constituency surgery.
Amess was attacked shortly after midday on Friday 15 October at a constituency surgery in Southend West.
The incident occurred around at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Amess is said to have been stabbed several times.
He received treatment at the scene while an air ambulance was said to have been waiting nearby.
But an update shared by Essex Police just before 3pm on Friday confirmed that a man had died on the scene.
Speaking to LBC Radio, witness Anthony Finch said: “At that point obviously we knew something serious had happened. Within five minutes we’d been informed by someone who was actually in the building what had happened, and apparently, he (Sir David Amess) had been stabbed quite a few times.”
He added: “It’s very odd and it’s very distressing, that’s for sure.”