Sir David Amess: Flag outside Glasgow City Chambers half-masted as a sign of respect

THE FLAG outside Glasgow City Chambers has been half-masted in respect for MP Sir David Amess, who died after being stabbed “repeatedly” during a meeting with voters.

The Tory MP was fatally injured at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex at midday on Friday and died at the scene.

A 25-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Glasgow City Council yesterday shared an image of the flag on Twitter.

It comes as politicians in Glasgow paid tribute to Sir David, who had been an MP since 1983.

Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “It is horrible beyond words. My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to David’s family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace.”

She added: “Elected representatives from all political walks of life will be united in sadness and shock today. In a democracy, politicians must be accessible and open to scrutiny, but no one deserves to be killed in working for and representing his constituents. ”

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf wrote: “He was just doing his job. We should all be outraged by this attack on democracy.

“So horrible. Thoughts and prayers with Sir David’s family, friends, colleagues and community.”

Scottish Labor leader Anas Sarwar also expressed his condolences.

He said: “Horrified and saddened to hear the news from MP David Amess. The whole family @ScottishLabour sends their love and condolences to family, friends and colleagues.”



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