A female Labour MP has been shot twice and stabbed by a man with a ‘makeshift gun’ as she met constituents in West Yorkshire.
Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, was speaking to locals in Birstall near Leeds when she was savagely attacked.
The shocking incident took place near the town’s library where the 41-year-old politician held advice surgeries.
Those who saw the shocking incident said the mother-of-two was left ‘bleeding on the pavement’.
Update: Witnesses are reporting the gunman screamed “Britain First”.
Update – Labour MP Jo Cox DIES after being shot three times in the street near her office by attacker ‘who shouted Britain First then kicked her while she lay bleeding’
A 53-year-old – named locally as Tommy Mair from Batley – has been arrested
Eyewitness tells reporters he didn't hear anyone shout "Britain first", saying: "Never heard that". pic.twitter.com/DWhzqe7ayi
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