Britain considers ways to boost lawmaker security after stabbing

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Britain is considering a number of options to boost the security of lawmakers after a parliamentarian was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday.

David Amess, was knifed repeatedly in the attack on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, during a meeting in a church.

Police arrested a 25-year-old British man at the scene on suspicion of murder and have said it is believed he acted alone.

“The speaker has already put in a range of measures post Friday as we have with policing.

“Within that there are other options that are being considered such as when you hold your surgeries, could you have officers or some kind of protection,” Patel said.

Surgeries is the term given to meetings British lawmakers have with their constituents.

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