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CCTV of suspected Islamist terrorist Ali Harbi Ali just hours before murder of Sir David Amess


CCTV footage exhibits a person understood to be suspected Islamist terrorist Ali Harbi Ali strolling alongside a road in North London just hours before he allegedly stabbed Conservative MP Sir David Amess to demise at a constituency assembly in Essex.

The video seems to point out the 25-year-old, who’s being held by police on suspicion of the murder of Sir David, strolling slowly alongside the pavement on Friday morning whereas carrying a backpack and carrying a inexperienced parka jacket and spectacles, along with his left hand in his pocket.

It is known the footage was filmed from outdoors a comfort retailer on Highgate Road at 8.44am. Ali, who lived a couple of streets away, is assumed to have been strolling to Gospel Oak practice station on the time.

Police are presently investigating Ali’s actions within the hours main as much as the assault and are wanting into whether or not he boarded a practice at Gospel Oak to journey to Leigh-on-Sea, the place Sir David was holding a routine constituency surgical procedure at Belfairs Methodist Church.

The 69-year-old veteran Tory, a religious Catholic and distinguished supporter of Brexit who was first elected to Parliament in 1983, was allegedly stabbed 17 occasions on Friday afternoon. It is believed the suspected Islamist terrorist might have chosen his alleged sufferer at random.

The store supervisor instructed Sky News that police had requested to see the CCTV footage on Saturday morning. He mentioned they particularly requested to see a timeframe of between 8.30am and 9am and that he had handed over a replica of the video. 

Former mates have claimed the person suspected of murdering Sir David grew to become radicalised watching YouTube movies of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary with police and MI5 additionally wanting whether or not Sir David was chosen as a result of his assist for Qatar, which has been controversially exerting its affect in Somalia, the nation of his diplomat father’s beginning.

He is alleged to have proven an curiosity in radical Islam and was referred to Prevent, believed to be when he was in his late teenagers. He determined to maneuver in with an aunt and her sons in a council home within the upmarket North London enclave of Kentish Town, in a road of £2million three-storey townhouses.

Ali was referred to the flagship anti-extremism scheme, Prevent, which goals to cease people turning into terrorists. But there are main questions after his behaviour was not thought of to be excessive sufficient to alert MI5. These referrals are usually not presently necessary.

His referral is known to have coincided with a deterioration in his relationship along with his Somali-born mother and father. Ali’s mother and father cut up up when he was younger and his father returned to Somalia. One neighbour, who has recognized the household for twenty years, mentioned that Ali spoke of hopes of turning into a physician with the NHS, saying: ‘He instructed me he’d been doing exams and he appeared westernised.’ 

It comes as: 

  • Boris Johnson instructed the Commons that Southend will likely be accorded metropolis standing in honour of Sir David; 
  • Ali was referred to Prevent – however not thought of ‘excessive sufficient’ to be handed on to MI5;
  • Friends warned he was turning into an extremist and was whipped up by Anjem Choudary’s YouTube movies;
  • Spies and police scour suspect’s household connections to Somalia and Kenya for any clues and whether or not Sir David’s campaigning for Qatar may kind half of killer’s motive;
  • But one authorities insider claimed: ‘He was unfortunate. He was not focused as a result of of his political get together. David Amess was not particularly focused’;
  • Westminster politicians are cut up over whether or not police ought to defend them at constituency occasions or if non-public safety needs to be deployed as a substitute;
  • MPs this afternoon paid tribute to Sir David Amess as politicians on all sides grieve his demise;
  • Dominic Raab mentioned he has had severe threats to his life – and admitted he’s open to dialogue on MPs carrying stab vests at occasions
  • Senior Tory Tobias Ellwood has known as on constituency conferences being paused. 
CCTV footage shows a man understood to be suspected Islamist terrorist Ali Harbi Ali walking along a street in North London just hours before he allegedly stabbed Conservative MP Sir David Amess to death

CCTV footage exhibits a person understood to be suspected Islamist terrorist Ali Harbi Ali strolling alongside a road in North London just hours before he allegedly stabbed Conservative MP Sir David Amess to demise

The video appears to show the 25-year-old, who is being held by police on suspicion of the murder of Sir David, walking slowly along the pavement on Friday morning while carrying a backpack and wearing a green parka jacket and spectacles

The video seems to point out the 25-year-old, who’s being held by police on suspicion of the murder of Sir David, strolling slowly alongside the pavement on Friday morning whereas carrying a backpack and carrying a inexperienced parka jacket and spectacles

Ali Harbi Ali

Sir David Amess

Police are presently investigating Ali’s actions within the hours main as much as the assault and are wanting into whether or not he boarded a practice at Gospel Oak station to journey to Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the place Sir David was holding a routine constituency surgical procedure at Belfairs Methodist Church

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and SNP Wesminster leader Ian Blackford attend a service of remembrance for British MP David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour Party chief Sir Keir Starmer and SNP Wesminster chief Ian Blackford attend a service of remembrance for British MP David Amess

The House of Commons pictured today where tributes were made to honor the Conservative lawmaker David Amess

The House of Commons pictured right this moment the place tributes have been made to honor the Conservative lawmaker David Amess

Julia Amess, the widow of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, arrives to view flowers and tributes left for her late husband at Belfairs Methodist Church and speaks to the vicar with her daughter Flo behind her

Julia Amess, the widow of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, arrives to view flowers and tributes left for her late husband at Belfairs Methodist Church and speaks to the vicar together with her daughter Flo behind her

Police and intelligence officers are mentioned to be mystified about why the 69-year-old Tory politician was singled out for assault by a suspected Islamist extremist. Reports had initially prompt that Sir David, a religious Roman Catholic and distinguished Brexiteer who was MP for Southend West, had been chosen as a result of of his political beliefs or faith.

Investigators now consider that there might have been no particular motive for the concentrating on of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to demise as a result of his alleged killer had succeeded in reserving a face-to-face assembly with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

It was revealed right this moment that the daddy of the phobia suspect was given demise threats by jihadis and ‘despises terrorists’ after being intimidated by al-Shabaab extremists in his native Somalia. 

Harbi Ali Kullane was as soon as a spin physician for the prime minister of Somalia before fleeing the nation for London just before his eldest son Ali was born in Southwark in 1996. He went on to have three extra youngsters along with his spouse.

A safety supply mentioned: ‘He was fairly concerned in countering al-Shabaab’s message in his function as comms director, and he acquired demise threats from them for doing so, which is frequent for anybody concerned in a high-profile place within the Government’.

But his son was referred to an official deradicalisation course after a trainer noticed his extremist views no less than 5 years in the past after turning into a ‘large fan’ of hate preacher Anjem Choudary – and this will likely go some option to explaining why he’s estranged from his mother and father.

The identical insider instructed the Telegraph: ‘He (Harbi Ali Kullane) himself despises terrorists, so it could be laborious to think about how his son has change into radicalised in consequence’.

Mr Kullane has reportedly been spoken to by counter-terrorism police from Scotland Yard with specialists working with MI5 and MI6 to analysing his cellphone to see if it affords any rationalization for his son’s motive or his actions within the days and hours before the Tory MP was murdered in a Leigh-on-Sea church. 

Sources near the investigation consider Ali might have thought of killing different MPs, together with Labour and Tory politicians, before selecting Sir David, in keeping with The Telegraph. One authorities insider instructed the paper: ‘He was unfortunate. He was not focused as a result of of his political get together. David Amess was not particularly focused.’

The revelation raises pressing questions concerning the mentoring scheme and whether or not a chance was missed to avert the MP’s horrific murder.

Sir David in happier times with wife and family at daughter Flo’s wedding to American Shawn Braddy in 2019. From centre Flo, Sir David, Julia, Katie, Sarah and Alexandra

Sir David in happier occasions with spouse and household at daughter Flo’s marriage ceremony to American Shawn Braddy in 2019. From centre Flo, Sir David, Julia, Katie, Sarah and Alexandra 

The Rev Clifford Newman of Belfairs Methodist Church, hugs Julia Amess as she arrived. Rev Newman has said that the church where Sir David was killed “has been defiled” by the murderer

The Rev Clifford Newman of Belfairs Methodist Church, hugs Julia Amess as she arrived. Rev Newman has mentioned that the church the place Sir David was killed ‘has been defiled’ by the assassin

Sir David's son in law Shawn (far right), husband to Flo Amess, looks at the messages and flowers at the church in Leigh-on-Sea today

Sir David’s son in regulation Shawn (far proper), husband to Flo Amess, seems on the messages and flowers on the church in Leigh-on-Sea right this moment

Flo Amess leads the family with her husband Shawn (far right) followed by her mother Julia (centre left) and her sister Katie (centre right with blonde hair) along with her husband, the Southend rapper Verses Bang (far left)

Flo Amess leads the household together with her husband Shawn (far proper) adopted by her mom Julia (centre left) and her sister Katie (centre proper with blonde hair) alongside together with her husband, the Southend rapper Verses Bang (far left)

Flo hugged her mother (centre right) as the read the messages of love for Sir David, the second MP to be murdered in six years

Flo hugged her mom (centre proper) because the learn the messages of love for Sir David, the second MP to be murdered in six years

Conservative MP for Southend West Sir David Amess, pictured with his wife Julia and his four daughters as he gave away Alexandra Amess in August. Alexandra was not at the church today as the family grieves his loss

Conservative MP for Southend West Sir David Amess, pictured along with his spouse Julia and his 4 daughters as he gave away Alexandra Amess in August. Alexandra was not on the church right this moment because the household grieves his loss

The seat of Sir David Amess was left empty in a touching tribute to the MP during Monday's House of Commons session

The seat of Sir David Amess was left empty in a touching tribute to the MP throughout Monday’s House of Commons session

Candles left at a vigil for MP Sir David Amess outside parliament in London, Britain, 18 October, 2021

Candles left at a vigil for MP Sir David Amess outdoors parliament in London, Britain, 18 October, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves a memorial service for Sir David Amess at St Margaret's church on October 18

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves a memorial service for Sir David Amess at St Margaret’s church on October 18

Welcome to the brand new CITY of Southend: Jellied eels, hen dos and the world’s longest pier beloved by Jamie Oliver… Queen grants Essex seaside resort gleaming new standing in honour of murdered MP David Amess 

The Queen has granted Southend metropolis standing in tribute to Conservative MP Sir David Amess , the veteran politician who led a decades-long marketing campaign for the transfer for the Essex seaside city till he was allegedly stabbed to demise by a suspected terrorist.

Boris Johnson introduced the transfer right this moment within the Commons as he led passionate cross-party tributes within the House to at least one of the ‘nicest, kindest and most mild’ of parliamentarians.

Southend was one of a number of cities competing for metropolis standing as half of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June subsequent yr, with Sir David having pushed for the popularity for no less than twenty years.

With a inhabitants of round 183,000, Southend is a big coastal city and is house to the longest pleasure pier on the planet, Southend Pier, measuring 1.33 miles. It additionally has London Southend Airport lower than two miles north of the city centre.

Cities traditionally have been settlements with cathedrals, which is why small locations corresponding to Ely in Cambridgeshire and Salisbury stay cities. But having a cathedral is not an official requirement for a city-aspiring city. In current years, cities have been capable of apply to the Government for metropolis standing by way of competitions by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

At the final competitors, held to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 9 years in the past, three cities have been granted metropolis standing – Perth, Chelmsford and St Asaph. In 2002, Preston grew to become a metropolis, whereas Brighton and Wolverhampton have been granted the improve to mark the flip of the millennium.

The Prime Minister praised the Southend West MP as a politician who ‘merely needed to serve the folks of Essex’ as a backbench Conservative. He vowed that the ‘contemptible act of violence’ that took Sir David’s life on Friday at a constituency surgical procedure wouldn’t ‘detract from his accomplishments as a politician or as a human being’.

Police are additionally investigating the alleged shut ties between Sir David and Qatar. The Tory MP was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Gulf state and returned from his newest go to there on Wednesday final week. The man being questioned over the stabbing is the son of a former adviser to the workplace of the Prime Minister of Somalia. Qatar helps the current Somali President. Security sources instructed The Times that each one avenues have been being explored within the case.

Last evening former mates of Ali, a British nationwide of Somali heritage who grew up in a three-bed Eighties terrace home in Croydon along with his mom, two sisters and brother, claimed he was radicalised after watching YouTube movies of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Speaking to The Sun, they claimed the movies turned Ali from a ‘fashionable pupil into an extremist’.

Sir David’s household mentioned their hearts had been ‘shattered’ by his ‘merciless and violent demise’ at a constituency surgical procedure in Essex. They mentioned they might not perceive why the ‘patriot and a person of peace’ was focused by a knifeman he had by no means met.

The 69-year-old father of 5 was ambushed at his Friday assembly with the general public and stabbed 17 occasions in a frenzied assault.

In a heartbreaking assertion his household known as for folks to ‘put aside hatred’, including: ‘Nobody ought to die in that manner. Nobody. Whatever one’s race, spiritual or political opinions, be tolerant and attempt to perceive. We are completely damaged, however we are going to survive and keep on for the sake of an exquisite and provoking man.’

Sir David’s heartbroken spouse and kids right this moment visited the church the place the Tory politician was stabbed to demise. His widow Julia Amess wiped away tears as she learn messages of love for her late husband outdoors the Belfairs Methodist Church together with two of their 5 youngsters this morning – hours before Boris Johnson revealed the Queen has given Sir David’s beloved Southend-on-Sea metropolis standing in his reminiscence.

Mrs Amess, who additionally labored for her husband as a part-time caseworker for his Southend West constituency, got here to mourn her husband hours after the household mentioned that their hearts had been ‘shattered’ by his ‘merciless and violent demise’ at a constituency surgical procedure in Essex. They mentioned they might not perceive why the ‘patriot and a person of peace’ was focused by a knifeman he had by no means met.

The Prime Minister led a sombre procession of round 800 politicians as they filed in to a church service to recollect their murdered colleague, Sir David. Wearing black fits, attire, and facemasks, the MPs and friends walked from Parliament to St Margaret’s Church in Westminster Abbey, central London. Ministers adopted Mr Johnson and took their seats within the pews whereas organ music stuffed the church. 

MPs and friends fell silent because the service to recollect Sir David Amess at St Margaret’s in Westminster Abbey started. Politicians from all events, together with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Priti Patel and Lisa Nandy sat within the rows behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who sat on the entrance row close by Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke of Sir David as a ‘good friend to his constituents’ who had a ‘sturdy equity of spirit and charity of coronary heart’ which endeared him to MPs from all events. 

Justin Welby mentioned: ‘He was of one of the best, and his identify will likely be remembered with Airey Neave, Robert Bradford, Anthony Berry, Ian Gow and Jo Cox, these MPs murdered since 1945, and others – like Andrew Pennington – who’ve died within the course of public service.

‘Public service in politics is a sacrifice that needs to be honoured and revered, even when variations of opinion run very deep certainly.’

Sir David had walked his daughter Flo down the aisle in 2019 and she or he was at her mom’s aspect right this moment together with her American husband Shawn. Flo’s sister Katie, an actress and mannequin, additionally got here to have a look at the flowers and mourn her father whereas supported by her husband, the Southend rapper Verses Bang. But Alexandra, who the MP gave away at her marriage ceremony in August, daughter Sarah and son David Jr weren’t on the church right this moment.

Police and intelligence officials are said to be mystified about why the veteran Tory politician was singled out for attack by a suspected Islamist extremist. Investigators now believe that there may have been no specific motive for the targeting of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to death because his alleged killer had succeeded in booking a face-to-face meeting with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday

Police and intelligence officers are mentioned to be mystified about why the veteran Tory politician was singled out for assault by a suspected Islamist extremist. Investigators now consider that there might have been no particular motive for the concentrating on of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to demise as a result of his alleged killer had succeeded in reserving a face-to-face assembly with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the chamber of the House of Commons, Westminster, as MPs gather to pay tribute to Conservative MP Sir David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks within the chamber of the House of Commons, Westminster, as MPs collect to pay tribute to Conservative MP Sir David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel in the chamber of the House of Commons today where tributes were made to honor the Conservative lawmaker David Amess

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel within the chamber of the House of Commons right this moment the place tributes have been made to honor the Conservative lawmaker David Amess

Matt Hancock talks with fellow MPs as thy walk from the Houses of Parliament to attend a service to pay tribute to slain British lawmaker David Amess

Matt Hancock talks with fellow MPs as thy stroll from the Houses of Parliament to attend a service to pay tribute to slain British lawmaker David Amess

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg, along with MPs and peers, arrives at The Church of St Margaret, in the grounds of Westminster Abbey, London, to attend a service to honour Sir David Amess

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg, together with MPs and friends, arrives at The Church of St Margaret, within the grounds of Westminster Abbey, London, to attend a service to honour Sir David Amess

Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord McFall of Alcluith speaks during a service to honour Sir David Amess at the Church of St Margaret

Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord McFall of Alcluith speaks throughout a service to honour Sir David Amess on the Church of St Margaret

Julia cried as she considered the massive quantity of floral tributes piled outdoors the church the place her husband was stabbed to demise. Family members comforted each other, with one inserting an arm round her, and so they stayed for round quarter-hour.

The minister of Belfairs, Rev Clifford Newman, hugged Sir David’s widow through the household go to to the church. The six guests bowed their heads and fashioned a semi-circle across the churchman as he gave a brief non-public handle.

Shock: Harbi Ali Kullane, who was a Somali government adviser who reportedly became estranged from his son

Shock: Harbi Ali Kullane, who was a Somali authorities adviser who reportedly grew to become estranged from his son

It got here hours before the Queen granted the veteran politician his 20-year want of Southend turning into a metropolis because the Commons gathered to precise its grief at his killing.

Mr Johnson instructed a packed chamber the assault on the Tory veteran had been ‘contemptible’ and struck on the ‘core’ of what it means to be an MP as colleagues paid emotional tributes.

He insisted that the elemental features of democracy wouldn’t be broken by the murder of ‘one of the nicest, kindest and most mild’ people ever to have sat within the House. 

Mr Johnson mentioned all MPs mourn with Sir David’s household, including within the Commons: ‘Sir David was taken from us in a contemptible act of violence hanging on the core of what it’s to be a member of this House, and violating each the sanctity of the church wherein he was killed and the constituency surgical procedure that’s so important to our consultant democracy.

‘But we won’t enable the way of Sir David’s demise in any option to detract from his accomplishments as a politician or as a human being.

‘Sir David was a patriot who believed passionately on this nation, in its folks and in its future. He was additionally one of the nicest, kindest and most mild people ever to grace these benches.’ 

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is being held by police on suspicion of murdering the veteran Conservative MP as he met along with his Southend West constituents on Friday afternoon. It is believed the suspected Islamist terrorist might have chosen his sufferer at random having change into obsessive about killing any MP.

His mates have claimed he was additional radicalised and was a lone-wolf killer throughout lockdown watching YouTube movies of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary with police and MI5 additionally wanting whether or not Sir David was chosen as a result of his assist for Qatar, which has been exerting its affect in Somalia, the nation of his diplomat father’s beginning.

Ali, the son of a former Somalian diplomat who was born in Britain and raised in Croydon, was referred to the flagship anti-extremism scheme, Prevent, which goals to cease people turning into terrorists. But there are main questions after his behaviour was not thought of to be excessive sufficient to alert MI5. These referrals are usually not presently necessary.

He is alleged to have proven an curiosity in radical Islam and was referred to Prevent, believed to be when he was in his late teenagers. He determined to maneuver in with an aunt and her sons in a council home within the upmarket North London enclave of Kentish Town, in a road of £2million three-storey townhouses. 

Police officers erect a tent outside a house in north London, thought to be in relation to the death of Sir David

Police officers erect a tent outdoors a home in north London, considered in relation to the demise of Sir David

The huge numbers of flowers and tributes at Belfairs Methodist Church today, where Sir David was murdered on Friday

The large numbers of flowers and tributes at Belfairs Methodist Church right this moment, the place Sir David was murdered on Friday

His referral is known to have coincided with a deterioration in his relationship along with his Somali-born mother and father. Ali’s mother and father cut up up when he was younger and his father returned to Somalia. One neighbour, who has recognized the household for twenty years, mentioned that Ali spoke of hopes of turning into a physician with the NHS, saying: ‘He instructed me he’d been doing exams and he appeared westernised.’ 

Police and intelligence officers are mentioned to be mystified about why the 69-year-old Tory politician was singled out for assault by a suspected Islamist extremist. Reports had initially prompt that Sir David, a religious Roman Catholic and distinguished Brexiteer who was MP for Southend West, had been chosen as a result of of his political beliefs or faith.

Investigators now consider that there might have been no particular motive for the concentrating on of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to demise as a result of his alleged killer had plotted to kill any nationwide politician – and had succeeded in reserving a face-to-face assembly with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday. 

Sources near the investigation consider Ali might have thought of killing different MPs, together with Labour and Tory politicians, before selecting Sir David, in keeping with The Telegraph. One authorities insider instructed the paper: ‘He was unfortunate. He was not focused as a result of of his political get together. David Amess was not particularly focused.’ 

The revelation raises pressing questions concerning the mentoring scheme and whether or not a chance was missed to avert the MP’s horrific murder. 

Police are additionally investigating the alleged shut ties between Sir David and Qatar. The Tory MP was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Gulf state and returned from his newest go to there on Wednesday final week. The man being questioned over the stabbing is the son of a former adviser to the workplace of the Prime Minister of Somalia. Qatar helps the current Somali President. Security sources instructed The Times that each one avenues have been being explored within the case. 

Last evening former mates of Ali, a British nationwide of Somali heritage who grew up in a three-bed Eighties terrace home in Croydon along with his mom, two sisters and brother, claimed he was radicalised after watching YouTube movies of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Speaking to The Sun, they claimed the movies turned Ali from a ‘fashionable pupil into an extremist’. 

Detectives in the meantime have been interviewing the daddy of murder suspect Ali at a house in North London. One former good friend, Harbi Farah, instructed The Sun: ‘I’ve recognized his dad Harbi for greater than ten years. He’s a very good man and this will likely be very upsetting for him. He’s a well-respected member of the Somali group in Britain and likewise in Somalia.’ 

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