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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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Armed officers arrest man after MP shot in Yorkshire

Armed officers have arrested a 52-year-old man in West Yorkshire after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in the street.

Ms Cox is in a critical condition in hospital after the attack, which happened in Market Street, Birstall, shortly before 1pm.

"A man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby also suffered slight injuries," a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

"Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further details at present.

"Police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community."

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