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Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali sentenced to life for murder UK News

This means that he will never get out of prison.

The local terrorist was found guilty of murder on Monday after a jury deliberated for just 18 minutes.

The judge told Ali, 26: “The defendant has no remorse or shame for what he did, quite the contrary.

“It’s a murder that struck at the heart of democracy.”

He described Sir David’s death as a loss of “national importance”.

Times Series: An artist's sketch of the court of Ali Harbi Ali (Elizabeth Cook/PA)An artist’s sketch of the court of Ali Harbi Ali (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

The 26-year-old carried out the ‘cold and calculating’ murder at the veteran MP’s constituency surgery practice in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

He told the Old Bailey trial he had no regrets over the murder, defending his actions by saying Sir David deserved to die after he voted in parliament for airstrikes on Syria in 2014 and 2015.

Ali sent a manifesto on WhatsApp to family and friends seeking to justify his actions at the time of the attack, telling Sir David he was ‘sorry’ before plunging the knife into him, which caused the politician.

He died at the scene.

Ali was then apprehended by two police officers armed only with batons and spray cans.

Essex Police Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow hailed his officers’ “astonishing bravery” in the fight against Ali.

He said: ‘They basically came in armed with a stick – something that seems smaller than a box of deodorant – to deal with a man who has just done an absolutely heinous act, still armed with this knife. .

“I think it’s an incredible act of bravery.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-13 11:16:41

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