Residents of Southend have been paying their respects while police remain on the scene after the death of local MP Sir David Amess.
The Southend West MP was holding a surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church, in Eastwood when a man entered the church and stabbed him several times.He was "treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene", police said.
The case is now being handled by counter-terrorism officers and a 25-year-old man is in custody - although no motive has yet been identified.
There was a heavy police presence at the scene throughout Friday afternoon.
Local residents have been shocked by the brutal attack and tributes quickly began appearing near the site of the attack.
A Catholic church in the constituency held a mass to remember Sir David.
MPs have been sharing their tributes to Sir David, who has been praised as being fiercely kind and extremely caring of his constituents.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said all our hearts are filled with "shock" and "sadness", as he reacted to his colleague's death.