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British MP stabbing suspect reportedly caught on video before deadly attack

Surveillance video appeared to seize the person accused of killing British Member of Parliament Sir David Amess strolling alongside a avenue simply hours before the deadly stabbing.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, a UK nationwide believed to be of Somali descent, was captured within the footage carrying a inexperienced coat and a backpack slung throughout his shoulder as he was strolling close to his North London dwelling early Friday, Sky News reported.

He is believed to have been strolling on Highgate Road on his technique to the Gospel Oak prepare station, based on the news outlet.

Investigators are trying into whether or not Ali boarded a prepare on the station to journey to Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

The suspect is being held below the UK’s Terrorism Act, after he was initially arrested on the scene on homicide fees. Under British legislation, that enables authorities to maintain him in custody till Friday before official fees have to be filed.

Amess, 69, was killed Friday whereas holding an everyday weekly assembly with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, about 40 miles east of London. The Conservative MP, first elected in 1983, was stabbed a number of instances.

Ali Harbi Ali
Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was believed to be captured within the footage carrying a inexperienced coat and a backpack.

Police mentioned in an announcement {that a} knife used within the attack was recovered on the scene. As a part of the investigation, three addresses within the London space have been searched on Saturday.

Ali was referred a number of years in the past to the nation’s counter-terrorism program, referred to as Prevent, which works to cease individuals from being radicalized.

It was unclear how lengthy he spent in this system, and he was by no means a proper “subject of interest” to the Security Service, MI5, based on the BBC.

Police stand guard outside the home of Ali Harbi Ali, who is suspected of killing Sir David Amess on October 15, 2021.
Police stand guard outdoors the house of Ali Harbi Ali, who’s suspected of killing Sir David Amess on October 15, 2021.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (left) during a service for the British MP Sir David Amess at St Margaret's church on October 18, 2021.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) throughout a service for British MP Sir David Amess at St. Margaret’s Church on October 18, 2021.

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