Man 'murdered MP Jo Cox in cowardly attack'

Man 'murdered MP Jo Cox in cowardly attack'

A man shouted "Britain First" as he shot and stabbed Labour MP Jo Cox to death in a "cowardly attack", the Old Bailey has heard.

Thomas Mair, 53, allegedly murdered Mrs Cox outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, on 16 June.

On the opening day of his trial, the prosecution told jurors the 41-year-old was "brutally murdered... in what was a planned and pre-meditated murder for a political and/or ideological cause".

Mr Mair, from Birstall, denies murder.



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