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UK MP David Amess murder suspect held under Terrorism Act

The man arrested by police following the killing of Sir David Amess MP in the United Kingdom has been named as Ali Harbi Ali.

The 25-year-old is being held under the Terrorism Act and police can question him until Friday.


Ali was referred to the counter-terrorist prevent scheme years ago, but was never a formal subject of interest to MI5.

The suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, is a British man of Somali heritage.

Police confirmed that a man, who was held on suspicion of murdering an MP in Essex on Friday, was now being held at a London police station after being rearrested under the Terrorism Act.


Investigations are indicating a link between Islamic extremism.

Police do not believe anyone else was involved in the murder.

It is understood that Ali did not spend long in the prevent programme, which aims to stop people becoming radicalised.

IMAGE – “David Amess in Office” (CCBYSA3.0)


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