Den britiske Labour-politikeren Jo Cox er blitt skutt tre ganger (en gang i hodet) og knivstukket på gaten da hun skulle møte sine lokale velgere i Birstall i nærheten av Leeds. Cox er parlamentsmedlem for Batley and Spen. Tobarnsmoren ble etterlatt blødende på fortauet og tilstanden rapporteres fra sykehuset som «kritisk». En 52 år gammel mann er arrestert, ifølge politiet. Et vitne forteller at gjerningsmannen skrek «Britain First» da han angrep.
Jo Cox ble innvalgt i parlamentet i 2015.
Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, was speaking to locals in Birstall near Leeds when she was savagely attacked.
The shocking incident took place near the town’s library where the 41-year-old politician held advice surgeries.
Those who saw the shocking incident said the mother-of-two was left ‘bleeding on the pavement’.
She was airlifted to Leeds General hospital where she is now said to be in a ‘serious condition’.
Hichem Ben-Abdallah, the owner of a nearby restaurant, said he saw a ‘river of people’ come screaming down the road after the attack.
He told The Yorkshire Post: ‘A lady was down on the floor. The man pulled a gun – it was a makeshift gun, not like something you see on television.
‘After the second shot I turned and ran. He walked away very calmly, down the steps. Nobody stopped him – he had a gun.’
Sjokk i Birstall idag.
På sosiale medier sirkulerer dette bildet av den antatte gjerningsmannen.