Jo Cox: MP 'was preparing report on far-right nationalists' before she was killed

Police are investigating possible links to right-wing extremism in their investigation into the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

Here is what we know so far:

  • Police described the killing as a "targeted attack"
  • It was revealed police investigated two previous unrelated incidents in which Jo Cox received "a malicious communication of a sexual nature" at her Westminster office
  • The Times reports she was preparing a report on the dangers of far-right nationalists when she was murdered which she planned to publish on June 29
  • Tommy Mair has been charged with Mrs Cox's murder

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Multi-faith tribute to Jo Cox held in mosque

The diverse community in Jo Cox's West Yorkshire constituency came together at a local mosque tonight to share in their grief.

People from all faiths, of all ages, young and old, attended the event to celebrate her life.

Shiulie Ghosh reports:

Jo Cox suspect's mother 'shocked' by arrest

The mother of Jo Cox murder suspect Tommy Mair is reportedly "shocked" that her son could have been involved in the attack on the MP, and according to friends initially refused to believe it.

Mary Mair's friend Rosemary Surman was with her when images from the attack were aired on national television and she told ITV News that they "never thought" for even a minute that he was any part of it.

Video report by ITV News Correspondent Damon Green.

MPs discuss safety following Jo Cox murder

Mourners gathered in Parliament Square today to pay tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox.

MPs from different parties paid tribute to Ms Cox as well as discussing the current political situation and the safety of politicians. One Conservative MP told how he wears a personal alarm.

Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener.

Leaders present united front to pay tribute to MP Jo Cox

Party leaders David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn presented a united front today as they paid tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox.

Walking together through the streets of Ms Cox's home town before laying flowers at a memorial for her the two leaders joined fellow mourners as they bid farewell to their friend and colleague who was taken from them in "an act of hatred".

Video report by ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo.

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Pensioner who tried to help MP Jo Cox hailed a 'hero'

A 77-year-old man who put his own life at risk to try to help MP Jo Cox after she was shot and stabbed in the street has been hailed a "hero".

Colin Frith, a passerby who helped treat the pensioner's wounds after he himself was injured during the attack, praised the man as he told ITV News of how he helped him stem the bleeding from his own wound.

He said: "I think if there's any hero out of this it's him because he's the one that went to the attacker."

Two minute silence held for Jo Cox

A hush fell over Westminster this evening as a two-minute silence was held at Parliament Square for murdered Labour MP Jo Cox as Big Ben struck 8pm.

Heads were bowed for the two minute silence. Credit: APTN
A vigil has been held for Ms Cox at Parliament Square. Credit: APTN

After the silence Labour's Ilford North MP Wes Streeting paid tribute to the friend and colleague who he had been elected alongside in 2015.

He said: "The last 24 hours have felt as though we are drowning in tears for our friend Jo, we've suffered such a terrible loss.

"Only on Tuesday night we were together on Jo's boat, her now infamous boat down the Thames, we were laughing and crying and sharing stories of our year in politics together and that was Jo - she was someone who brought people together always."

Adding that she was "always the life and soul of the party" he said that "over the course of the last year she has made her mark more than many politicians make in the course of their lifetime", waking up everyday "thinking what can I do today to change the world".

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