- Apr 13, 2011
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[FONT="]Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, is in a critical condition after being shot and stabbed multiple times in her West [/FONT]Yorkshire[FONT="] constituency.[/FONT][FONT="]Armed officers responded to the attack near a library in Birstall on Thursday afternoon, and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area, police confirmed.[/FONT]
[FONT="]They added that the Labour politician had suffered “serious injuries and is in a critical condition”. She has been taken by helicopter to Leeds general infirmary.[/FONT]
[FONT="]Police also confirmed a man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby suffered slight injuries in the incident.[/FONT]
[FONT="]Witnesses said the attack was launched after the MP became involved in an altercation involving two men near her weekly advice surgery. A Labour source confirmed Cox was shot and stabbed after she had concluded the drop-in session for constituents at around 1pm.
Read more @: Labour MP Jo Cox in critical condition after being shot and stabbed
Thoughts go out to her, her family, and her colleagues.
It is also being reported that the man who attacked her yelled, "Britain first!" which could indicate that he might of done this act in the name of a neo-fascist organization that shares the same name.
But none-the-less a senseless act of violence. [/FONT]