LONDON — The British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with homicide within the killing of David Amess, a lawmaker who was stabbed in a city east of London final week. The assault has rattled the British political institution and intensified issues over the safety precautions for members of Parliament.
The person charged was Ali Harbi Ali of North London. The police said in a statement that he had additionally been charged with preparation of terrorist acts and that he would seem at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket later within the day.
Mr. Amess, a Conservative Occasion lawmaker who represented a part of Southend, a city within the county of Essex, was assembly with constituents at a church within the Leigh-on-Sea neighborhood on the time of the assault. Members of the area people have been shocked by the brazen public killing of their seaside city.
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and lawmakers from throughout the political spectrum paid tribute to Mr. Amess in speeches in Parliament. Mr. Johnson known as him “a patriot who believed passionately on this nation, in its folks, in its future.”
Mr. Amess is the second British lawmaker to be killed lately. In 2016, a right-wing extremist fatally stabbed Jo Cox, a Labour Occasion lawmaker, outdoors a gathering with constituents. In 2010, an Islamist extremist significantly wounded one other Labour lawmaker, Stephen Timms, stabbing him twice within the abdomen.
Lawmakers have insisted that the follow of assembly constituents — identified in Britain as “surgical procedures’’ — is a necessary a part of the political course of that ought to proceed, however the assault on Mr. Amess has spurred proposals for introducing stricter safety.