21 Mar 2022

Man accused of murdering Sir David Amess MP targeted Michael Gove, court hears

News Correspondent

The man accused of murdering the Conservative MP Sir David Amess carried out reconnaisance on cabinet minister Michael Gove, among other potential targets – the Old Bailey has been told.

Prosecutors said Ali Harbi Ali had stabbed Sir David repeatedly in “an assassination for terrorist purposes”  during a constituency surgery in Leigh- on-Sea last October.

The 26-year-old has denied charges of murder and preparing acts of terrorism.