MI5 May Get More Control Over UK's Anti-Terror Programme in Wake of MP Amess' Killing 4 hours ago


By Oleg Burunov

Conservative MP Sir David Amess was meeting with constituents in the Essex town of Leigh-on-Sea on 15 October when he was stabbed multiple times, later leading to his death at the scene.

The Times has cited unnamed sources as saying that the UK government is overhauling its strategy for the government's counter-terrorism programme, Prevent, in the wake of the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

A few years ago, Ali Harbi Ali, Amess' suspected killer, was reportedly referred to Prevent, but his behaviour was not believed to be extreme enough to alert MI5, Britain's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency.

Publish : 2021-10-19 15:35:00

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