A terrorist suspect in the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess will appear at Old Bailey, where he’ll be asked whether he murdered him.

Charged Ali Harbi Ali will appear in court

Ali Harbi Ali, charged with the murder of his wife will be appearing in court

Ali Harbi Ali has been charged with killing the Conservative MP for Southend West, at a constituency surgery held in Leigh-on-Sea (Essex).

He is also accused of planning acts terrorist between the months May 1st 2019 and September 28th 2019.

Ali left his Kentish Town home on October 15th and traveled north London by train.

It is said that he would attend Sir David’s surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church.

He allegedly attacked Sir David during the meeting.

At 1.10 pm, the veteran MP was declared dead on the spot. 

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the church after Sir David was stabbed in October

Following the October stabbing of Sir David, ambulance and police teams rushed to get help at the church.

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, was killed at a constituency surgery back in October

Sir David Amess (MP for Southend West) was shot to death at an October constituency surgery

Ali will be released from custody on Tuesday to appear at the Old Bailey to face a case management and plea hearing.

Hear from Mr Justice Sweeney at 12 noon

A provisional trial date has been set by the senior judge for March 7, next year.

Britain was shocked by Sir David’s sudden death in his weekly constituency surgery. This will likely change how MPs and voters are treated forever. 

His loved ones said that their hearts were broken by the ‘cruel, violent’ death at Essex constituency surgery.

Forensic officers at the scene near the Belfairs Methodist Church in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex on the day of the murder

On the morning of the murder, the police were at the Belfairs Methodist Church, Eastwood Road North in Leigh-on-Sea.

People look at flowers left by the police cordon nearby the Belfairs Methodist Church

The police have placed flowers near the Belfairs Methodist Church.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer join Home Secretary Priti Patel and the Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle as they pay their respects to Sir David

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer, Labour leader join Priti Patel, Home Secretary and Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle in paying their respects for Sir David

They stated that they were unable to understand why the “patriot” and “man of peace” was attacked by a knifeman whom he’d never met.

At his Friday meeting with public, the 69-year old father of five was attacked and 17 times stabbed in an frenzied attack. His family released a deeply distressing statement asking people to put aside hate and saying that nobody should die like this. Nobody.

‘Whatever one’s race, religious or political beliefs, be tolerant and try to understand. 

‘We are absolutely broken, but we will survive and carry on for the sake of a wonderful and inspiring man.’ 

The Home Office scheme, which has an annual budget of around £40million, has been under scrutiny for years after a series of terrorists slipped through its net, including Reading attacker Khairi Saadallah.

But the independent review did not start formally until earlier this year and has still not reported back to Miss Patel.

Former justice secretary Robert Buckland called for a shake-up of Prevent to ensure a more ‘joined-up’ approach. He said more co-operation between schools, the NHS and other public agencies was required to ensure security forces could intervene early.

Police officers erect a tent outside a house in north London, thought to be in relation to the death of Sir David

Police officers erect a tent outside a house in north London, thought to be in relation to the death of Sir David

‘Nobody should die in that way. Nobody’: Family of murdered MP Sir David Amess say ‘our hearts are shattered’ – but urge people to ‘show love to all’ and support causes he championed in his memory so ‘some good can come from this tragedy’ 

The devastated family of Conservative MP Sir David Amess said they are ‘absolutely broken’ by his killing, adding in an emotional statement: ‘As a family, we are trying to understand why this awful thing has occurred. Nobody should die in that way.’ 

In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, Sir David’s family said: ‘The family would like to thank everyone for the wonderful, wonderful tributes paid to David following his cruel and violent death. It truly has brought us so much comfort. The support shown by friends, constituents and the general public alike has been so overwhelming. As a family it has given us strength.

‘We have realised from tributes paid that there was far, far more to David than even we, those closest to him, knew. We are enormously proud of him. Our hearts are shattered. However, there was still so much David wanted to do – this we know from the events of the last few days. So, this is not the end of Sir David Amess MP. It is the next chapter and as a family we ask everyone to support the many charities he worked with. There are so many to mention, so find one close to your hearts and help.

‘David had recently joined a campaign to help raise funds for a memorial to Dame Vera Lynn. To him she epitomised the strength and courage of our nation. We would ask as many people as possible to support this and meet the target to complete the project.

‘Closer to home, David was working hard for Southend to gain city status. In his memory, please show your support for this campaign. Strong and courageous is an appropriate way to describe David. He was a patriot and a man of peace. So, we ask people to set aside their differences and show kindness and love to all. This is the only way forward. Set aside hatred and work towards togetherness.

“Call out any race, religion or political affiliation and be kind, understanding, and open to others. Our family is trying to figure out what caused this horrible thing. That is unacceptable. Nobody. This tragedy should bring some hope. Our hearts are broken but we’ll persevere for the good of an inspiring and wonderful man.

“We ask that privacy is respected by the family so that we may grieve privately.

He told Times Radio that he hopes that community supervision and involvement will be more integrated between education and health services.

“And that is the element of being together is what really needs to be done immediately.”

He stated that records and information may exist from schools, colleges, or the health services which could provide more details about individual activities. Because we are talking about community prevention, it is important that this group works together.

“We need to make sure every part of the state works together so that they can understand these people and to then intervene if the threat is too great to prevent an incident like the one we had last week with Jo Cox and others.

In 2016, Mrs. Cox was about to perform a constituency operation when she was attacked by far-Right extremists. 

A Tory former Defence Minister doubled-down on his call for a temporary suspension of public meetings between MPs and their constituents, as he warned ‘there could be a copycat-style attack’ following the killing of Sir David.  

Tobias Ellwood, the chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee, urged a ‘pause in face-to-face’ consultations between parliamentarians and members of the public until a safety review had been completed in the wake of Sir David’s death on Friday. 

His proposal was shot down by defiant Conservatives including former Cabinet minister David Davis. Labour’s Harriet Harman called for an official review of MPs’ safety, while ex-Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott also rallied against ‘airport-style screening’ – but told the BBC she would support meeting constituents behind a screen to prevent possible stab attacks. 

Miss Patel insisted MPs must keep meeting voters, telling the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show it would be ‘unacceptable’ for the killing to “Break the connection between elected representatives and their democratic responsibility, duty and role to the people who elected” 

However, the killing of Sir David at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea as he met with Southend West constituents has prompted the Government to look at ensuring Each MP has police present at his weekly surgeries. This move is supported by Sir Lindsay Hoyle (Community Speaker). 

Channel 4 spoke to Mr Ellwood, who doubled down his offer and warned: “Ultimately, we must recognize that there could be copycat-style attacks.

This has been made clear by the police. We must ensure that their lifestyles are not changed and that we do our jobs well.

However, we must think about how to keep MPs, staff, and even the general public safe.

Bournemouth East’s MP was honored for saving Pc Keith Palmer’s life during the 2017 Westminster terror attack. He also revealed to the broadcaster that they had talked about security issues of withdrawal from Afghanistan last week while visiting Doha, Qatar.