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Thomas Mair jailed for 'terrorist' murder of MP Jo Cox

Far right fanatic Thomas Mair has been handed a whole life term for murdering the Labour MP in what prosecutors called an "act of terrorism".

Mrs Cox was stabbed 15 times and shot outside her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

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Jo Cox tried 'shielding her face from gunshots'

Jo Cox was shot and stabbed on her way to her constituency surgery in Birstall Credit: PA

Jo Cox tried shielding her face with her hands as he she was shot in the head by her killer, a court heard.

The 41-year-old Batley and Spen MP was stabbed 15 times and received three gunshot wounds when she was attacked outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, in June.

A pathologist told the court that Mrs Cox, a mother-of-two, had died from multiple stab and gunshot wounds.

She was stabbed in the chest, stomach and hand - penetrating her heart, left lung and liver, Dr Richard Shepherd said .

The gunshot wounds entered her forehead, right eyebrow and chest.

A further bullet wound made with an entry and exit hole was found on her left hand.

Asked if this was consistent with Mrs Cox raising her hand to her face, Dr Shepherd said: "Indeed. It could be with any of the injuries but I think it makes more sense that the hands were up covering the face and the bullet has gone through the right hand and ... into the head".

Thomas Mair denies murder as well as stabbing Bernard Carter-Kenny, 78.

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