Killer of British MP David Amess Named Ali Harbi Ali

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The killer of British MP Sir David Amess currently detained is Ali Harbi Ali, a British citizen of Somali descent, according to the newspaper. Sky News on Sunday.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was arrested on Friday at the site of the attack and will remain in custody until October 22 after being issued a further detention warrant under the Terrorism Act at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday evening.

Ali Harbi Ali is a British citizen. He came to Britain with his family from Somalia in the 1990s, where his father was a senior government official in the African country, according to the newspaper The Sun.

He was unknown to the security services in the past, although an investigation is ongoing and new details may emerge.

Government sources said the suspect had previously been referred to the government’s anti-terror prevention program, which is a program to stop radicalization.

Metropolitan Police officers have also conducted searches at three addresses in the London area, according to Sky News, October 17, 2021.

A forensic officer enters the scene where British MP David Amess was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea, England, October 15, 2021. [REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge]

Sir David Amess, 69, the senior Conservative MP for Southend West, was stabbed multiple times as he met his constituents on a weekly visit to a Methodist church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

The police told Reuters The suspect is believed to have acted alone. Ali Harbi Ali is believed to have traveled 80 km by train to carry out the assassination and confessed to killing Sir David Amess.

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Ali Harbi Ali reportedly waited before stabbing the Conservative politician 17 times, then sat quietly waiting for the police to arrive.

In a statement Saturday morning, police said initial investigations had revealed potential motives linked to Islamic extremism. Police said they were given a warrant to detain the man until Friday before they had to decide whether to prosecute him.

The attack on David Amess comes five years after the assassination of Jo Cox, a British MP from the opposition Labor Party, and the incident has prompted a security review for elected politicians.

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