Statement in Relation to Murder of Sir David Amess

In relation to the murder of Conservative MP, Sir David Amess, Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has issued the following statement:

“I am saddened to hear of the murder of Sir David Amess during one of his constituency surgeries.

“Sir David is a long standing and respected politician who has spent many years serving the public.

“This is a shocking reminder of the risks everyone in public life runs when they make themselves available to the public, which they must do.

“My prayers and sympathies are with his family and loved ones at this time of great grief and shock.”