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David Amess killing: Measures to boost British MPs’ security

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According to the report, published by The Independent, the home secretary could order a regular police presence at weekly “surgeries” (meetings between lawmakers and their constituents) like the one during which Amess was stabbed to death. It also stated that the British Police have contacted all 650 MPs in the wake of the killing to offer them reassurance and support.

A separate report by the publication stated that she could also order the removal of the right to anonymity on social media to stop “cruel and relentless” abuse of politicians.

“Questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives and I will provide updates in due course,” Patel had tweeted after Amess’ killing, which has been declared as a terrorist incident by the UK Police.

According to investigators, the suspect in this case is a 25-year-old British national of Somali origin, identified as Ali Harbi Ali, the son of Harbi Ali Kullane, a former communications advisor to the Prime Minister of Somalia. Ali is reported to have planned the fatal stabbing for more than a week, and to have booked an appointment to be at the surgery.

– HINDUSTAN TIMES

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