BREAKING: Labour MP shot dead in UK

LEEDS, UK— Labour MP, Jo Cox has died in hospital after she was was shot and stabbed in Birstall, Yorkshire just outside of Leeds.

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The 41-year-old mother of two was reportedly shot three times and stabbed multiple times in the street.

A man has been arrested in connection with the attack say West Yorkshire police, “Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further details at present.”

Reports have suggested that Ms Cox’s attacker had shouted his support for far-right political party, Britain First during the attack.

The incident comes exactly a week before the UK’s historic European Union Referendum.

Campaigning for the EU Referendum has ceased for the day as a sign of respect.

Jo Cox was elected as Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, West Yorkshire in 2015. 

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Ava Forbes

Journalism student aspiring to become a political journalist and the co-founder of a media platform, ‘Generation:What?’, that aims to give young people a platform in politics. @Ava_Forbes @Generation_What