Man Charged Over Sir David Amess Death Could Face Trial in March

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Court creator  sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Ali Harbi Ali appearing astatine  the Old Bailey successful  London by video nexus  from HMP Belmarsh, a situation  successful  London, connected  Oct. 22, 2021. (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Court creator sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Ali Harbi Ali appearing astatine the Old Bailey successful London by video nexus from HMP Belmarsh, a situation successful London, connected Oct. 22, 2021. (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

The antheral accused of the violent execution of Sir David Amess could look proceedings successful March adjacent year, the Old Bailey has heard.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, appeared successful the crown tribunal for the archetypal clip connected Friday by video-link from high-security Belmarsh situation accused of stabbing to decease the Conservative MP for Southend West during a constituency country successful Leigh-on-Sea successful Essex.

David Amess tribute Flowers near successful representation of Sir David Amess extracurricular the Houses of Parliament, successful Westminster, London, connected Oct. 22, 2021. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The defendant, wearing a grey sweatshirt and sitting astatine a desk, lifted up his look disguise to corroborate his sanction and day of birth, during the little hearing.

Ali was not asked to participate pleas to charges of murdering Amess, 69, past Friday and preparing acts of coercion betwixt May 1, 2019, and September this year.

Justice Sweeney said a preliminary proceeding would instrumentality spot connected Nov. 5 astatine the aforesaid court.

He said a provisional proceedings day had been identified for March 7, 2022.

Ali’s barrister Kevin Toomey made nary exertion for bail and the suspect was remanded into custody.

He is accused of travelling by bid from his location successful Kentish Town, northbound London, to be Sir David’s country astatine Belfairs Methodist Church.

During the meeting, helium was allegedly seen utilizing his mobile telephone earlier lasting up, producing a ample weapon from his pocket, and repeatedly stabbing Amess.

The seasoned MP was pronounced dormant astatine the country astatine 1:10 p.m. and a preliminary post-mortem study gave the origin of decease arsenic aggregate stab wounds to the chest.

The Crown Prosecution Service alleges the execution has a violent transportation due to the fact that of its “religious and ideological” motives.

Ali was arrested astatine the country and charged connected Thursday earlier appearing astatine Westminster Magistrates’ Court, which heard helium had been plotting to termination an MP for 2 years.

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