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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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Kerry: Jo Cox killing is 'assault on democracy'

Tributes have continued to pour in from around the world for British MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in the street in her West Yorkshire constituency.

John Kerry was on a visit to northern Europe Credit: Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry, who was on a trip to northern Europe, said the attack was "an assault on everybody who cares about and has faith in democracy."

"I join you in expressing my deep sorrow that a young parliamentarian, who obviously was a young woman with an enormous talent, has been killed in the conduct of her duties with her constituency," he said.

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen sent his condolences to Ms Cox's family, saying the killing was "a true shock".

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