A man kills a politician in a church – level 3

20-10-2021 07:00

A British lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s Conservative Party was stabbed to death in a church by a man who attacked him. It was during a meeting with voters from his district.

David Amess was the member of Parliament for south and west Essex, England. He was targeted around midday, and emergency services fought for his life inside the church in Leigh-on-Sea; however, it was in vain. Police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder after they arrived on the scene, and they recovered a knife. According to officials, the man was a British national of Somali heritage.

Amess had been an MP since 1983, and he was married with five children. He was known politically as a social conservative and as a famous politician against abortion and for animal welfare issues. He´s the second serving MP to be killed in the past five years, following the murder of politician Jo Cox in 2016 outside a library in West Yorkshire.

Difficult words: in vain (without success or a desired result), MP (a Member of Parliament), social conservative (a person whose political ideas focus on traditional leadership roles and social issues).

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