WINCHESTER MP Steve Brine has declined to publicly discuss his and his staff's security following the murder of MP Sir David Amess.

Sir David, 69, was stabbed to death at a surgery for constituents in Leigh on Sea, Essex, last Friday.

Mr Brine told the Chronicle: "On surgeries and the whole security operation I run I just can’t get into it and am advised not to."

Speaking on Talkradio about the killing, he said: "We are not in the slightly bit surprised because it has happened before and I fear it will happen again because nothing has really changed with our security when outside the Palace of Westminster. In the palace we are surrounded by people with semi-automatic machine guns. That is not where the concern lies. It is when we are outside that is where there is concern."

Asked if he though 'that could have been me'?" Mr Brine said: "Of course. I wouldn't go in to it in the media but the concerns are nothing new to me. I have lived with it for many years."