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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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'He wouldn't hurt a fly' says brother of alleged MP killer

The half-brother of the alleged killer of Jo Cox has told ITV News he was "shocked" by the MP's death and said his half-brother "wouldn't hurt a fly".

Tommy Mair was named locally as the suspect arrested after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot Credit: Batley and Birstall News

Duane St Louis said he last saw his brother Tommy Mair around three weeks ago, and wanted to "send his condolences" to her family.

He described Mair as having "never been in trouble in his life, he's not like that, he wouldn't hurt a fly".

He said he'd spoken to Mair's mother and she is "shocked and can't understand what has happened", adding he wasn't aware of Mair having anything to do with guns or knives and asked if his brother was racist he said "no chance".

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