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.


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

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