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Boris suspends Leave campaign in the East after MP shooting

Boris Johnson MP in Cromer, Norfolk, where he is campaigning on behalf of the Vote Leave EU campaign. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson has suspended his battle bus campaign across the East, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her West Yorkshire constituency.

Boris Johnson had been drumming up support in Norfolk and Suffolk for the campaign to leave the EU.

"Just heard the absolutely horrific news about the attack on Jo Cox MP. My thoughts are with Jo and her family."

– Boris Johnson

The former London Mayor was due to visit Ipswich this afternoon, after spending the day on the Vote Leave battle bus in Lowestoft, Cromer and Norwich.

The official campaign for Britain to remain in the EU has also suspended all activity for the day following the shooting.

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