The bombing that took the life of British Conservative MP David Amess was an act of terrorism. The police formalized the matrix. The first investigations revealed “a possible motive linked to Islamic extremism”, according to what was communicated by the Metropolitan police. The ambush – it was later specified – was declared a terrorist act by the national coordinator for counter-terrorism policy, Deputy Commissioner Dean Haydon.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went to the scene of the ambush. In front of the church where the attack took place, the premier – accompanied by Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer and Interior Minister Priti Patel – remained silent in homage to the parliamentary’s memory.