Helen Joanne Cox, popularly known as Jo Cox was a British lawmaker and the Labour MP for Batley and Spen. She was attacked and killed on duty yesterday.
According to the police, she was shot and stabbed “in a “horrific” assault in her constituency”. Jo Cox was pronounced dead yesterday evening. The report says she died from the injuries.
The British MP was attacked in Birstall, West Yorkshire and left bleeding on the ground. Witnesses have testified that they heard the attacker on a white face cap with a locally made gun say, “put Britain first”. The killer is said to have repeated this a couple of times.
Jo was shot about 3 times with one shot in the face area; then she was stabbed countless times and kicked, the witnesses added.
Jo Cox is described as a vibrant potential political figure in the UK. The British parliament has suspended the Brexit campaigns to mourn the death of their co-lawmaker. Jo Cox had a charming personality and was much loved by her colleagues.
Wikipedia describes her as “a tireless campaigner” for Syrian refugees. Tributes have come in from world leaders all around the world.
Jo Cox is a 41-year old wife and mother of 2. She was elected in 2015. Her murder as a lawmaker will be the first since the killing of British politician, Ian Gow by Northern Irish terror groups in 1990.
A suspect identified as Thomas Mair has been arrested in line with the attack. More investigations are still ongoing.
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.
“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.
“Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.
“Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.” – Brendan Cox, Jo’s Husband