British politician Jo Cox died during a street attack on Thursday. Brazen and bold attack occurred in a country where attacks on politicians are very rare and the murder of the legislator has no parallel in recent history.
The rising star of the opposition labor Party, 41-year-old the first British MP Jo cooks were killed in the line of duty. As the conservative Ian Gow, was killed in the car bombing in 1990.
Cox was shot and killed near Leeds in the North of England, according to the news service Press Association, citing eyewitness accounts. She died as a result of his injuries. She just finished another public meeting and out of meeting on the street. British policy level it is rarely accompanied by guarding. Her colleagues took the news of the death hard.
Many politicians were stunned and confused by this tragedy. "Terrible, terrible situation. Poor girl," said one of them. Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a politician. They found 52-year-old Tommy Mair. The man was found with a gun wound. Police will not comment on the circumstances of the attack and the motive is not clear.
One of the witnesses, Clark Rothwell, who works in a cafe near the scene of the crime, said that he had heard the scream and rushed outside. The killer shouted while he shot his victim. The criminal shot 3 times. 3 shot in the head.
Another witness claims he saw the attacker kicked lying on the ground the woman, and then shot her, reports the Press Association.
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