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David Amess: Counter-terror police take over investigation into murder of MP

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David Amess: Counter-terror police take over investigation into murder of MP

Counter-terror police have taken over the investigation into the murder of Sir David Amess.

The Conservative MP was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

Essex Police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder and later confirmed that counter-terror detectives were investigating his motivations.

"The investigation is in its very early stages and being led by officers from the specialist counter-terror command," Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said.

"It will be for investigators to determine whether or not this is a terrorist incident."

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