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Jo Cox MP Murdered in Birstall

At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman in her 40s Jo Cox MP had suffered serious injuries and was in a critical condition.

Mrs Cox later died from her injuries.

A man in his 70s nearby also suffered slight injuries.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area.

Police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact the investigation team via 101.

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101 – The police non-emergency number

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Source: West Yorkshire Police

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