UK MP brutally murdered by 52-year-old man

UK MP brutally murdered by 52-year-old man

A Labour MP in the UK, Jo Cox has died after she was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed in a shocking attack this morning as she arrived at her constituency surgery.

UK MP brutally murdered by 52-year-old man

Jo Cox

Cox, a 41-year-old married mother-of-two, who became an MP last year, was airlifted to hospital after a gunman opened fire on her in Birstall near Leeds.

Witnesses said the man was at the office before she arrived and shot her three times - once in the head - with a sawn-off shotgun before stabbing her with 'a foot-long hunting knife' as she lay helpless on the ground.

Her husband Brendan tweeted a photo of his wife two hours after she died from catastrophic injuries. He later urged people to 'fight against the hatred that killed her.'

UK MP brutally murdered by 52-year-old man

Police holds down Tommy Mair after he attacks Jo Cox

A 52-year-old man named locally as 'loner,' Tommy Mair from Birstall - has been arrested by police and his house is currently being searched by forensics.

Meanwhile a vigil has been held in the late MP's constituency Bristall, in remembrance of the ‘brilliant young’ woman who lost her life quite tragically.

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