Inquest set to open into death of MP Sir David Amess

Sir David Amess funeral Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

An inquest into the death of MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery at a church, is due to be opened and adjourned.

Sir David, 69, was attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on October 15.

The father-of-five was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.10 pm and a preliminary postmortem examination report gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Flowers left in memory of Sir David Amess outside the Houses of Parliament Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

An inquest into the death of the Conservative MP for Southend West is due to be opened and adjourned at County Hall in Chelmsford on Wednesday (October 27).

A 25-year-old man is charged with the terrorist murder of Sir David.

Ali Harbi Ali appeared before the Old Bailey last Friday, where he was not asked to enter pleas to charges of murder and preparing acts of terrorism between May 1 2019 and September this year.

He faces a trial in March next year.

Sir David Amess’ funeral will be held at Westminster Cathedral Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA