British MP Shot dead In Broad Daylight-Labour MP Jo Cox has died following a gun attack by an anti-Europe faithful who wrestled her down as she prepared for a Constituency meeting with her locals in in Birstall near Leeds.
Cox was shot three times in the street near her office by the attacker who continually shouted ‘Britain First’ after approaching her and then wrestled her into the ground and kicked her while opting for the knife and stabbing her severally. Cox had attend her usual ‘weekly surgery’ political briefing for her constituency.
She laid bleeding as the attacker took a gun and shot her three times.
She was representing West Yorkshire Constituency and had arrived in the office in readiness for a meeting.
The attacker has been described as a 53-year old loner who then was tackled by the Police and A man, 53, was arrested at the scene after armed police flooded the area
The Mother-of-two was 41 years old and was rushed to hospital after the gunman opened fire on her in Birstall near Leeds.
According to witnesses, the man had arrived early on Thursday morning at her office before she arrived herself and shortly afterward, three shot were fired with the first targeted to her head before being stabbed as she lay on the ground suffering from her pains.
Hubby Brendon simply tweeted a photo of the MP after she was rushed to hospital as she sustained serious injuries. She had died on arrival.
The 53-year-old was named locally as Tommy Mair has been picked up by the Police who had made frantic efforts to search his House after he was arrested by police and his house is currently being searched by police forensics experts.
The Mail quoted David Pickles, a neighbour of the loner Mr Mair, as saying : “He’s just quiet. He kept himself to himself. He lived by himself. He’s been on his own for about 20 years. I’ve never seen a lot of people visiting or anything like that.’
Cox’s heartbroken husband Brendan had participated in the EU Remain campaign’s ‘flotilla’ in London yesterday
He tweeted a photo of her wife two hours after she was killed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn eulogised Jo Fox as universally liked at Parliament in Westminster by all and not just by her Labour colleagues, but across party.
He added: ‘In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for 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.
The MP grew up in Batley and is known for her humanitarian works and has notably worked for Oxfam, Save the Children and the NSPCC both in the UK and around the world before her humanitarian vision took her to politics00:41
Ms Cox, was survived by two young children and is the national chair of Labour’s women’s network and a senior advisor to the anti-slavery charity the Freedom Fund.
She had been known for her accessibility and love for all nature and as an MP who had the interest of all at heart; approachable, level-headed and well liked in parliament and swept all over in in the parliament having already won the respect of numerous colleagues despite having been in the House such a short amount of time.