Tragedy as married father-of-five, 69, is stabbed to death by knifeman

Paramedics worked to save the politician on the floor of the Essex church for more than an hour but he could not be saved after the appalling attack.The murder bore chilling similarities to the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed multiple times outside her constituency surgery at a local library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June 2016 by a right-wing terrorist.