UK MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed 'by man shouting Britain First'

UK MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed 'by man shouting Britain First'
Published: 2016 June 16 20:58:35 (9626 Views)
Labour MP Jo Cox has died after she was shot outside a library in Birstall by a man allegedly shouting 'Britain First'.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the country would be 'in shock at the horrific murder' of MP Jo Cox, who was a 'much loved colleague'.

Witnesses said the 41-year-old was kicked by her attacker as she lay on the floor and that she was shot repeatedly. It's also believed she was stabbed and dragged along by her hair.

The Batley and Spen MP was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and a 52-year-old man, named as 'loner' Tommy Mair, has been arrested.



Clarke Rothwell, who runs a cafe nearby told the Telegraph: 'He was stabbing her with a foot-long knife multiple times while shouting “Britain first, Britain first, Britain first”.'

Others have suggested she was intervening in a scuffle when she was attacked.

The mother of two, who has recently spoken about voting to stay in Europe, has been a Member of Parliament since the last General Election. This afternoon both Vote Leave and Stronger In suspended their campaigns.

Britain First said in a statement: 'Britain First obviously is NOT involved and would never encourage behaviour of this sort.'



Source - Metro

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