Hundreds attend candlelit vigil in memory of David Amess

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Hundreds attend candlelit vigil in memory of David Amess” – below is their description.

Hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil in memory of MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death while meeting constituents in Essex on Friday (15 October).

The crowd gathered in the darkness of Belfairs sports ground in Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday (16 October) while carrying lanterns and candles to honor Sir David, who the elected MP of the area.

The field is the same where the day before an air ambulance landed, as paramedics tried to save Sir Amess’s life at the nearby Belfairs Methodist Church.

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Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess MP was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Southend West from 1997 until his killing in 2021. He previously served as MP for Basildon from 1983 to 1997. He was a member of the Conservative Party. He was born and grew up in Essex.

On October 15 2021, Amess was fatally stabbed at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, UK. A 25 year old suspect was detained at the scene.

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