'My pain is too much': Jo Cox's final words as aide tried to help her

Jo Cox's assistant Fazila Aswat was with the Labour MP when she was killed Credit: Twitter

The father of Jo Cox's assistant, who was with the Labour MP when she was fatally attacked in her constituency, has described what his daughter told him about the attack.

Ghulam Maniyar told ITV News his daughter Fazila Aswat was "full of shock" but had said that as soon as Ms Cox had come out of her car she had "been stabbed and then shot".

The former Labour councillor also said the assailant had "tried to go after" his daughter but then left her "and faced other people".

"He came back and shot her (Jo) again twice", he added.

Mr Maniyar added that his daughter had held Ms Cox in her arms to comfort her and the MP's injuries "were so bad".

Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Credit: PA

Mr Maniyar also said Fazila had tried to get Ms Cox up but the MP said "no, my pain is too much Fazila".

He also paid tribute to the 41-year-old who he said was "like a daughter".

"She always called me uncle Ghulam and she was a wonderful lady", adding "my condolences go to Brendan, his children and family".

He went on: "It's shocking, not just for my daughter but for the whole community because we live in harmony...this sort of news is shocking."

Mr Maniyar said it was shocking for the whole community as they 'live in harmony'. Credit: ITV News

A 52-year-old man, named locally as Tommy Mair, has been arrested in connection with the incident.