British MP dies of wounds after attack

LONDON, June 16 (KUNA) — A British MP has died after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency, police have said.
Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground by her attacker. A 77-year-old man also suffered slight injuries, according to the BBC.
A 52-year-old man was arrested near Market Street, Birstall, West Yorkshire Police said. The MP held a weekly advice surgery nearby.
The MP’s death was confirmed at police headquarters in Wakefield.
Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the country would be “in shock at the horrific murder”, describing the MP as a “much loved colleague”. He added: “Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve. In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died.
“But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for.” (pickup previous) rk