Mann leugnet, Sir David bei einem Terroranschlag ermordet zu haben, nachdem ein Abgeordneter erstochen wurde

A MAN has DENIED murdering Sir David Amess in a terror attack after the MP was stabbed to death.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, made the pleas at the Old Bailey todaydenying that he murdered the Tory politician or that he prepared acts of terrorism.

Ali Harbi Ali denied murdering the Tory MP or preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey today

Ali Harbi Ali denied murdering the Tory MP or preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey todayAnerkennung: Sky Nachrichten
MP Sir David Amess was tragically stabbed to death in his constituency

MP Sir David Amess was tragically stabbed to death in his constituencyAnerkennung: PA

He was previously charged with murdering the MP for Southend West during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

The 25-year-old was also charged with preparing acts of terrorism between May 1 2019 und September 28 dieses Jahr.

On the morning of October 15, Ali travelled by train from his home in Kentish Town, Nord-London, to attend Sir David’s surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church, es wird behauptet.

During the meeting, he allegedly produced a large knife from his pocket and repeatedly stabbed Sir David.

The veteran MP was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.10pm.

Before the killing, Ali allegedly engaged in reconnaissance of locations of targets to attack, including addresses associated with MPs and the Houses of Parliament.

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He also made an internet search relating to targets, es wird behauptet.

Ali was today taken from custody to the Old Bailey for a plea and case management hearing.

The hearingin which he denied the murderwas made in front of Mr Justice Sweeney.

The senior judge has already identified a provisional trial date of March 7 nächstes Jahr.

Im November, hundreds of mourners bid farewell to Sir David Amess MP in an emotional funeral.

Sir David’s casket, covered by a Union flag, was carried into St Mary’s Church in Southend, Essex – three miles from where the Conservative MP was stabbed to death on October 15.

The Tory MP’s family spoke of how they had beenshatteredby the tragic loss.

In a tribute read aloud in church, Sir David’s family said they wereenormously proud of him”.

Sie fügten hinzu: “As a family, we are still trying to understand why this awful thing has occurred. Nobody should die in that way. Nobody. Please let some good come from this tragedy.

Bells tolled at the church as teary-eyed mourners began to arrive for the funeralwith Sir David’s coffin arriving draped in a Union Jack flag.

The veteran MP’s friend, former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, also read a statement on behalf of the Amess family.

Sir David, a married father-of-five, spent a short stint as a primary school teacher in London’s East End and then a spell as a recruitment consultant.

But politics was his calling and by his early 30s the ardent Brexiteer was the proud MP for Basildon in Essex.

Once inside the corridors of power he worked as an aide to perhaps the most famous of the new breed of Thatcherite ToryMichael Portillo.

He was part of this new gang of Tory grafters and strivers who were reshaping their ancient party forever.

Aber Sir David shunned the ministerial ladder which proves simply too alluring for most politicians.

Stattdessen, this proud Essex boy preferred to stay on the backbenches where he could freely speak his mind, and stand up for his constituents, without the muzzle of ‘collective ministerial responsibility’ which gags so many politicians.

His colleagues and friends remember a charismatic, witty and charming MP.

Someone who loved nothing more than walking round his constituency, chatting to locals, and campaigning on issues close to his heart.

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His local Tory Party branch chairman dubbed him “a friend to everybody” who could not do too much for his patch.

“He has a photographic memoryhe remembers everyone” they recalled.

After nearly 15 years in his beloved Basildon, Sir David moved to the nearby constituency of Southend West to become an MP there (boundary commission bosses had tinkered with his old constituency bordersmeaning it was bound to fall to Labour).

Das 1997 election brought with it a changing of the guard. Tony Blair romped to a landslide victory. Like Maggie Thatcher two decades before, the New Labour leader was elected on a promise to remake his countryand his party.

But while most of the UK fell to the red rosette, Southend West stayed resolutely blue. And Sir David was their man.

In Parliament he was often found, head bobbing in the midst of a raucous PMQs, to ask the leader of the day if they would back his campaign to make Southend West a city.

Im Dezember 2019, he secured an adjournment debate in the Commons specifically on the campaign and he told MPs: “I am not messing around.

We have got it from the Prime Minister that Southend is going to become a cityand it will become a city.

A passionate supporter of the British monarchy, Sir David saw another opportunity in November 2020 as the Commons considered plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

He asked for a new statue of the Queen and for a city status competition to elevate Southend’s status.

März 2021, Sir David repeated his statue callsinsisting the Queen deserved one for being agreatmonarch.

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