British MP, Jo Cox, 41, died today after being attacked during a visit to her constituency
Attacker is Thomas Mair, 52, yelled “Britain first” as he launched the attack, he’s been identified as an out of work loner with no known political affiliations
Mair ambushed Cox after her weekly townhall, stabbed her multiple times before shooting her
The mother of 2 elected to British parliament in 2015 on Labor platform, died of injuries sustained
Killer arrested at the scene by police
Jo Cox, tUK Labor MP died after being shot and stabbed several times in her West Yorkshire constituency after her weekly townhall
Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, has died after being shot and stabbed several times in her West Yorkshire constituency near her weekly advice surgery.
The mother of 2, was pronounced dead at 1.48pm by a doctor with paramedics at the scene.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested and police are investigating reports the suspect shouted “Britain first”, a possible reference to the far-right political party, as he launched the attack.
Thomas Mair, the loner who killed his MP in an unprovoked outburst
Mair is arrested by police at the crime scene
Jo Cox giving her maiden address in parliament last year
Cox’s husband Brendam issued a statement in which he said he “and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo”.
There was a further attack on a 77-year-old man, who has sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.
Terry Flynn-Edwards, who runs the Divine hair studio opposite the scene of the attack, said a man from a dry cleaners had tried to stop the assault. She said Cox “walked out of the library with her PA and he was waiting for her. He stabbed her first and this guy tried to stop him and then he shot her.”
Prime minister David Cameron called the death a tragedy and described Cox as a committed and caring MP. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Britain would be “in shock at the horrific murder” of the MP
The local library where Jo cox held the townhall shortly before her death
First responders at the crime scene
Nick Gannon, 33, who lived two doors down from Thomas Mair – the man named locally as the suspected killer – knew him since he was 10 years old.
“It’s shocking. He were a quiet guy, you would not think it of him. He would cut elderly people’s grass voluntarily. There were no reason to think he would be capable of something like this.”
Gannon added: “He was friendly. If you said hello to him, he would say hello back. He was not aggressive or anything. He wasn’t frightening.”