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‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

Associated Press

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Leaders from across Britain’s political spectrum have come together to pay tribute to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist attack. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the leader of the opposition Labour Party and the non-partisan speaker of the House of Commons brought flowers Saturday to the church where lawmaker David Amess was stabbed while meeting with voters. A 25-year-old British man is in custody and police are searching two sites in the London area. The 69-year-old Amess was attacked Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, 40 miles (62 kilometers) east of London. Some lawmakers say now their meetings with the public should be moved fully online until security is improved for them.


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