Large number of police are searching homes in London after the murder of Southend MP Sir David Amess.

The anti-terror officers have been searching three properties after the killing of the longstanding Tory MP.

It's believed the suspect is Ali Harbi Ali who lives in North London and is being quizzed in after the MP, 69, was stabbed to death on Friday.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

At least three police officers were seen entering the flat. The three officers wore blue uniforms and blue gloves while accompanied by a fourth man in plain clothes.

The officers have been seen going in and out of the property throughout the morning.

Meanwhile, two police constables are guarding the property outside.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

Scotland Yard detectives were yesterday granted another six days to quiz him under the Terrorism Act, allowing them to hold him until Friday.

The Met said: "Late on Friday, whilst in police custody, the man was subsequently further detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and he is now being held at a London police station.

"On Saturday, detectives were granted a warrant of further detention at Westminster Magistrates' Court, allowing them to keep the man in custody until October 22, when the warrant expires."