Jo Cox remembered as a '21st century Good Samaritan' in church memorial service

Jo Cox has been described as a "21st century Good Samaritan" by churchgoers in the West Yorkshire community of Birstall where she was killed.

In a memorial service in Ms Cox's honour, Reverend Paul Knight told a congregation at St Peter's Church that the Labour MP was "someone with whom Jesus would have been so pleased".

Reverend Knight added that Ms Cox fought with "passion and a disarming smile" despite the fact that she may have been angry about the injustices she witnessed around the world.

Prayers were said at St Peter's Church for Ms Cox's husband Brendan, and the couple's two young children.

As Reverend Knight was speaking, Mr Cox tweeted a tribute to his wife's memory.

Hundreds of tributes have been left to the MP Credit: PA

Reverend Knight also remembered the bravery of 77-year-old pensioner Bernard Kenny, who remains in hospital after he was injured coming to Ms Cox's aid outside Birstall library on Thursday.