Britain is thinking about a quantity of possibilities to enhance the safety of lawmakers immediately after a parliamentarian was stabbed to death through a meeting with constituents, UK interior minister Priti Patel mentioned on Sunday.
The killing of David Amess, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, took location 5 years immediately after the murder of Jo Cox, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, and has prompted a overview of politicians’ safety.
Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly in the attack on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, through a meeting in a church.
Police arrested a 25-year-old British man at the scene on suspicion of murder and have mentioned it is believed he acted alone. “The speaker has already put in a range of measures post Friday as we have with policing,” Patel told Sky News.
“Within that there are other options that are being considered such as when you hold your surgeries (meetings between British lawmakers and their constituents), could you have officers or some kind of protection…?” she mentioned.