Batley MP dies after being shot and stabbed in Birstall street attack

Tributes are being paid to West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who has died after she was shot on the street in Birstall. The 41-year-old Labour MP was outside the library in the village, where she holds regular advice surgeries.

  • Police described the killing as a "targeted attack"
  • Tommy Mair, arrested in connection with Jo Cox's death, continues to be questioned
  • 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
  • David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn united to pay tribute to the MP in Birstall on Friday
  • Mr Corbyn described the killing as an "attack on democracy"
  • President Obama spoke by phone to Jo Cox's husband
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