Two-minute silence held to pay tribute to MP Sir David Amess

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A two-minute silence has been held by the community in Leigh-on-Sea mourning the loss of their MP, Sir David Amess, who was killed on October 15.

Sir David, 69, was stabbed to death shortly after midday while carrying out duties in his Southend West constituency.

Local shopkeepers and residents in Eastwood Road, Leigh-on-Sea, bowed their heads and stood in hushed silence which was broken with applause and the release of blue balloons to pay respect to the veteran politician.

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