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Ali Harbi Ali charged with terror murder of British MP David Amess

Screen capture from video of Ali Harbi Ali, the suspect in the stabbing to death of British MP David Amess, October 15, 2021. (Daily Mail)
Screen capture from video of Ali Harbi Ali, the suspect in the stabbing to death of British MP David Amess, October 15, 2021. (Daily Mail)

British prosecutors say they have charged Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of MP Sir David Amess last Friday, in an indictment that includes terrorism charges.

“We will submit to the court that this murder has a terrorist connection, namely that it had both religious and ideological motivations,” says Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division.

“He has also been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts. This follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation,” he says.

The statement adds that Ali will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

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