MP dies after being shot and stabbed in 'Britain First' attack

Labour MP Jo Cox has died after she was shot and stabbed by a man reportedly shouting "Britain first".

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 1:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:47 pm

The 41-year-old mother of two was attacked at lunchtime in Birstall, West Yorkshire, near a library where she held advice surgeries.

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Temporary chief constable for West Yorkshire Dee Collins told a news conference: "I am now very sad to have to report that she has died as a result of her injuries."

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

The alleged gunman has been named locally as Tommy Mair, 52, who neighbours in Birstall have described as "a loner".