Irish police arrested man who called death threats to British Labour female MPs three days after David Amess, Tory politician was killed’

  • Today, a 41-year old man was taken into custody near Cork.
  • The man called a Labour MP to make death threats and British police alerted the gardai.
  • These threats were made just three days following the death of Sir David Amess at a surgery 

According to police, a British national arrested in Ireland has made threats to murder a female Labour member just three days after the stabbing death of Sir David Amess.

Today, officers with special detective units in Cork or Dublin held the 41-year-old male in Douglas. They also provided armed support.

This operation saw up to 15 police officers involved, leading to the arrest at 7.30 am outside of the apartment rented by the man.

A British national has been arrested in Ireland for making threats to kill a Labour MP just three days after Sir David Amess was stabbed to death

A British national was detained in Ireland after making threats against a Labour MP. This happened just three days following the murder of Sir David Amess.

He has been taken to the Bridwell Garda station (pictured) where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act

He was taken to Bridwell Garda (photo) and held under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act

British officers were alerted to the call by the suspect who called the MP on October 18 and threatened with death.

The Irish Times reports that he was brought to Bridwell Garda station, where he was held under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act. There he will remain for 24 hours in question.

A terrorist suspect in the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess is expected to plead his case at the Old Bailey next month, with a possible trial scheduled for March 2019.

Ali Harbi Ali was charged with the murder of Southend West Conservative MP during constituency surgery at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on October 15.

British national, aged 25, is now in custody. He is charged with plotting acts of terrorism from May 1st 2019 to September 1. 

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is charged with murdering the Conservative MP for Southend West last month

Ali Harbi Ali (25), is accused of murdering Conservative MP for Southend West. 

Draft indictment alleges Ali was involved in the reconnaissance of target locations, which includes addresses that are associated with MPs or Houses of Parliament.

Online research on targets for attack was also done by Ali. Ali attended Friday’s Old Bailey hearing through videolink via HMP Belmarsh.

Ali was wearing a pale blue jumper and spoke only to confirm his identity. A hearing was scheduled for 21 December by Mr Justice Sweeney, who also set up a plea and preparatory hearing.

An interim trial date of March 7, next year, has already been established. After a brief hearing, defendant was taken into custody

Ali appears via videolink from HMP Belmarsh for an Old Bailey hearing on October 22

Ali is seen via videolink by HMP Belmarsh at an Old Bailey hearing held on October 22nd

Sir David with (from left) daughter Katie, wife Julia and other daughters Flo, Sarah and Alex at Flo's wedding in August. On October 15, the veteran MP was pronounced dead at the scene

Sidney with Katie (from left), Julia (from right), and Alex (from right) at Flo’s August Wedding. Veteran MP, Sir David was declared dead immediately on the site.

Ali was accused of traveling by train to Sir David, a 69-year old surgeon, from Kentish Town in North London.

The meeting was interrupted by him using his cell phone. He then allegedly raised his hand and pulled out a large knife.

Veteran MP, John McDonnell was declared dead immediately at the scene. An initial post-mortem report indicated multiple stab wounds to his chest.

Ali was later arrested on the spot and charged, before appearing in court at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. This hearing heard that Ali had planned to kill an MP over two years.

Forensic officers at the scene near the Belfairs Methodist Church in Essex on October 15

The scene was near Belfairs Methodist Church in Essex, October 15.

People look at flowers left by the police cordon near Belfairs Methodist Church on October 17

The flowers were placed by police near Belfairs Methodist Church, October 17.

Ali made his first appearance at the Old Bailey via videolink, 22 October from South East London’s Belmarsh prison.

The defendant, who was not being asked for pleas in that hearing, lifted his mask up to confirm his identity and date of birth.

Kevin Toomey Ali’s lawyer, did not make bail application at the hearing. Therefore, defendant was placed in custody.

Crown Prosecution Service claims that the murder was motivated by’religious or ideological motives’.