County MPs have paid tribute following the shocking death of a fellow Conservative MP.

Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West, was killed, aged 69 after being stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery in Leigh earlier today (Friday, October 15).

A man was reported to have run into Belfairs Methodist Church and stab the MP "several times".

The incident prompted a huge emergency services response, with armed police and helicopters at the scene.

Now county MPs have shared their condolences.

MP for Worcester, Robin Walker, said: “I am horrified to hear of the recent attack and the very sad death of David Amess.

"He was widely respected and a very kind man.

"Colleagues across the house will be horrified to see that we have seen another attack of this nature following the death of Jo Cox in 2016.

"It is important we take the time to mourn David and think about how we protect politicians being able to engage with their constituents. I will be going ahead with my surgeries."

Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, said: "I am numb with grief and shock about this awful, awful news about a dear colleague.

"This is terrible news which comes so soon after the loss of another of my dear colleagues, James Brokenshire.

“Words cannot express how heartfelt my condolences are for Sir David’s family and friends and my thoughts and prayers are with them all.”

Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, said: "Truly awful news.

"David was such a lovely man and a dedicated public servant.

"My thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family in this immensely sad time.”

Essex Police have confirmed a man has been arrested.