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British MP Jo Cox Reportedly Shot and Stabbed Repeatedly!

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LIVE Labour MP Jo Cox fights for life after being shot 'three times and repeatedly stabbed with foot-long knife' near Leeds by attacker who allegedly screamed 'Britain First'
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  • Labour MP Jo Cox critically ill after being shot in Birstall, Leeds
  • She was 'shot three times and stabbed with foot-long knife'
  • Witness says mother of two, 41, left lying in blood on pavement
  • Gunman allegedly shouted 'Britain First' before walking away
  • West Yorkshire Police say 52-year-old man is arrested over attack
  • Jeremy Corbyn 'utterly shocked' by attack as MPs react with horror
  • Profile: From activist to Labour MP - Jo Cox's career to Commons

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4:57pm
Nick Clegg: Deeply shocked at this vile affront to our democracy
Nick Clegg, a friend of the MP and former deputy prime minister, has described how shocked he is that such violence has been enacted against Mrs Cox.
He offered his thoughts to the family and friends of the MP.
"I am deeply shocked as someone who knows Jo. She is a lovely decent person, full of goodwill to everybody.My heart goes out to her and everybody affected.
"But also it is such a vile affront to our democracy. One of the great things about our democracy is that anybody can just wander in and see their MP in their weekly surgeries.
"That violence against Jo, although that is the most important thing... is also violence against our democratic values and very proud democratic traditions."
4:45pm
MP's suspected attacker named locally as Tommy Mair
The man arrested after Labour MP Jo Cox was repeatedly shot and stabbed has been named locally as Tommy Mair, a local man from Birstall where the attack took place. Neighbours described him as a "loner".
His home is said to have been cordoned off by police this afternoon.
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Labour MP fighting for life after being shot three times - once in the head - by attacker 'who shouted Britain First then kicked her while she lay bleeding from the face'


West Yorkshire MP was arriving at her local office when she was attacked

A man wrestled with the MP before she was shot and repeatedly stabbed

She is now in a 'critical' condition after being seen bleeding from the face

Attacker said to have shouted 'Britain First' and kicked MP on the ground

A man, 53, was arrested at the scene after armed police flooded the area



A Labour MP is fighting for her life in hospital after she was shot three times - once in the head - by a man who reportedly shouted 'Britain First'.


Mother-of-two Jo Cox, who represents Batley and Spen, was arriving for a surgery meeting in Birstall near Leeds when she was attacked by the gunman.


An eyewitness said: 'Three times she was shot, the initial time, then she dropped to the floor and two more times. The third time he got close proximity he shot her round the head area.'


Others claimed the gunman shouted 'Britain First' during the attack, which has left Ms Cox, 41, fighting for her life in hospital.


A man - named locally as Tommy Mair - has been arrested. Forensic officers are currently conducting searches at a house where 53-year-old Mr Mair lives.



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Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, has been shot three times by an attacker in Birstall near Leeds









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A picture has been circulated on social media that is said to show the suspect being arrested after the attack









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A picture was taken of the man believed to be suspect seconds after he was tackled to the ground by police






Ms Cox's husband Brendan, who was part of the EU Remain campaign's 'flotilla' in London yesterday, tweeted a photo of her after she was rushed to hospital.


Campaigning for the EU referendum by Britain Stronger in Europe and Vote Leave has been suspended for the day after the attack.


Witness Clarke Rothwell who runs a cafe near where the attack took place, told the BBC he believed the MP had been shot and stabbed multiple times.


He said: 'He [the attacker] was stabbing her as well, he was stabbing her with his knife.'




Another witness, Sam Watson, added: 'The man walked away calmly and nobody wanted to approach him.'


Hichem Ben Abdallah, 56, was in the cafe next door to the library when he heard screaming and went outside.


He said: 'There was a guy who was being very brave and another guy with a white baseball cap who he was trying to control and the man in the baseball cap suddenly pulled a gun from his bag.


'He was fighting with her and wrestling with her and then the gun went off and then she fell between two cars and I came and saw her bleeding on the floor.'


It was earlier thought Ms Cox had intervened in a fight between two men but it is now believed she was attacked.


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Guest Mauro

I figured as much once I read that she'd been shot in the head. So sad.

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Guest Rachelle of London

So sad! So sad. There are NO words.

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Watching the news, she has 2 small kids :( This is so sad. My thoughts to her family :(

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OMG - What the fuck is happening to this world...................................................... This is just insane, :(

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This is crazy!!!!!!!

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OMG - What the fuck is happening to this world...................................................... This is just insane, :(

I was wondering about that too. This world is really turning to dust. ...RIP.

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What's going on in the world????

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Awful

No words indeed

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What's going on in the world????

My thoughts too. It's absurd. Having different ideas or being frustrated about something is no excuse to take another person's life away. Unacceptable. Those innocent children left motherless now, so sad

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To kill someone because he doesn't think like you is just crazy. I'm beyond words.

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What's going on in the world????

I've been asking myself the same. Honestly, in my 50 years I don't remember such a negative time like now.

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It's absolutely crazy. Poor children!

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Guest Rachelle of London

Jeremy Corbyns statement made me cry

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She was a lovely lady by all accounts.

RIP.

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It's just awful.

What's going on in the world????

I know! This year has just been a long list of celebrity deaths and horrible news :(

This poor woman's family.

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So sad. What's "god's" plan in forcing us to coexist with lunatics and sociopaths? It's a thought that burdens me every day.

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I didn't know her work but now I'm reading and she was a very passionate and caring person. What a horrible crime

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Words can't express my sadness at this. I don't know what to say.

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Guest Pud Whacker

how does that happen with all those gun laws?

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how does that happen with all those gun laws?

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Shocking and disgusting. Dreadful loss of another life that should never of happened.

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how does that happen with all those gun laws?

The point is, if you look at the stats by the end of the year, it will be a freak one off. Meanwhile, in the US, there have been seven mass shootings since Orlando.

We do still have occasional gun crimes but a tiny amount which is why this is so shocking.

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This poor lady and her family. How awful. So much sadness, all the time. What a world.

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