Alleged terrorist to go into plea over Sir David Amess death


n alleged terrorist accused of fatally stabbing Sir David Amess is due to appear at the Old Bailey to go into pleas.

The 25-year-old is also charged with preparing acts of terrorism between May 1 2019 and September 28 this year.

Court artist sketch of Ali Harbi Ali during a past turn up at the Old Bailey via video-link from Belmarsh Prison (Elizabeth Cook/PA) / PA Wire

On the morning of October 15, Ali travelled by aim from his home in Kentish Town, north London to attend Sir David’s surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church, it is claimed.

During the meeting, he allegedly produced a large knife from his pocket and repeatedly stabbed Sir David.

The veteran MP was distinct dead at the scene at 1.10pm.

Before the killing, Ali allegedly engaged in reconnaissance of locations of targets to attack, including addresses associated with MPs and the Houses of Parliament.

He also made an internet search relating to targets, it is claimed.

On Tuesday, Ali is due to be taken from custody to the Old Bailey for a plea and case management hearing.

The hearing from 12 noon is before Mr Justice Sweeney.

The senior estimate has already identified a provisional trial date of March 7 next year.

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