LONDON, United Kingdom – The daughter of late MP Sir David Amess, who was tragically murdered in 2021, has decided to take legal action against Essex Police and the Home Office.
Katie Amess has filed a personal injury claim in the High Court, aiming to hold the authorities accountable and to learn from the shocking murder of her father. Sir David Amess, a well-respected Member of Parliament, was fatally stabbed during a constituency surgery in Essex by a homegrown terrorist who was later sentenced to life in prison.
The terrorist, Ali Harbi Ali, murdered Sir David as a form of retaliation against politicians who had voted to bomb Syria. Despite being known to authorities and referred to the Government’s Prevent program, Ali managed to carry out his attack in secrecy.
In response to the legal action, the Home Office stated that it takes the safety of Members of Parliament extremely seriously and has taken significant measures following the tragic killing of Sir David Amess. However, they declined to comment on the ongoing legal proceedings.
Meanwhile, Essex Police, while acknowledging the filing of a protective claim form in court, refrained from making further comments until the papers have been served to them.
Since Sir David’s passing, he has been remembered as a dedicated public servant, and his dream of Southend becoming a city was realized posthumously. However, the legal action taken by Katie Amess reflects the deep impact of his murder on the family, as they seek accountability and justice.