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Jo Cox death: Thomas Mair appears in court, sent to custody

Jo Cox death: Thomas Mair appears in court, sent to custody

India Blooms News Service | | 18 Jun 2016, 11:34 pm
London, June 18 (IBNS) The man, who has been arrested in connection with the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, has been remanded in custody by a court on Saturday.

Thomas Mair appeared at the Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The police have charged Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, for the murder of Britain's Labour MPJo Cox.

Mair was charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon, West Yorkshire police said in a statement.

Cox, 41, MP for Batley and Spen, was killed on Thursday after she had just concluded a constituency surgery outside Birstall public library around lunchtime.

She was rushed to hospital after being shot several times and stabbed, but was declared dead soon after.

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