David Amess Son Jailed: According to authorities, “Emergency professionals attempted to save his life, but he sadly passed away.” “When police got on the site, they quickly arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder, and they discovered a knife,” the report said.
After an argument at a nightclub, the son of a Tory MP was found guilty today of hitting a man over the head with a champagne bottle, according to reports.
David Amess, whose father, also called David, is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Southend West, smashed a bottle on Paul Trussler’s foot when the latter trod on David’s foot while walking.
Amess, 20, was with a group of friends at the Talk Club in Southend, Essex, when the fight broke out in the early hours of May 14. He was trying to impress a female when the fight broke out.
The bottle was thrown after some pushing and shoving between the two men, wounding Mr Trussler, 28, who suffered a 4cm cut that required many staples to close it.
Amess was found guilty of wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court today. The verdict was unanimous.
After hearing the verdict, Amess turned pale and swayed in the dock, and he needed help getting into a chair from security officials.
After being turned away from the club for the first occasion on May 13 at about 11.30pm, the court heard that Amess returned the next day with some kind of identity and was informed he needed to obtain another.
In exchange, he was welcomed with open arms and presented with a free bottle of champagne.
Amess was injured after Mr Trussler, a plumber, accidentally stomped on his foot while talking with a woman, according to Prosecutor Stephen Rose.
Amess responded by pushing Mr Trussler, who was at the pub with several friends at the time of the incident.
When Mr Trussler turned to face him, Amess shoved him once again, causing Mr Trussler to push him away once more.
Mr Rose said that it was at this point that Amess hit Mr Trussler with the bottle, resulting in yet another fight between members of the two groups.
They were all taken out of the building, and the conflict resumed on the street outside of it.
It wasn’t long before Amess was caught and jailed after being chased away by a friend.
When confronted by the police, he admitted to hitting Mr Trussler with the bottle but claimed it was in self-defense, according to the report.
As of today, Judge Charles Gratwicke said that he would postpone sentencing Amess until January 27 in order to allow for the drafting of reports. “I’m aware that he’s struggled with mental health,” he added. Following the hearing, Amess was ordered to remain in jail until January 27, according to court documents.
According to reports, Amess assaulted a press photographer during his lunch break, prompting an immediate dismissal of the first-instance jury.
It was announced by the Metropolitan Police that the murder of Amess had been categorised as a “terrorist incident,” with the inquiry being handled by the organization’s Terrorism Command.
Detectives have said that they are not looking for any more witnesses to the incident. However, while the reason for the attack has not been revealed, the chief constable of Essex police has said that counterterrorism detectives are in charge of the probe.
“The investigation is still in its early stages,” Ben-Julian Harrington told reporters. “Police officers from the specialist counterterrorism command are in charge of the operation.”
Investigators will have to determine whether or not this was a terrorist incident.