Tributes paid to killed British Labour MP

Tributes paid to killed British Labour MP

BBC:- Tributes have been paid around the world to Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed.

The 41-year-old was attacked before holding a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday.

Among those who honoured Mrs Cox was Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic Party’s presidential hopeful, who said: “It is cruel and terrible that her life was cut short.”

Mrs Cox’s husband said the mother of two had fought for “a better world”.

Her attacker is reported to have shouted “put Britain first” at least twice. A 52-year-old man, named locally as Tommy Mair, has been arrested.

Vote Leave and Remain have both suspended campaigning in the EU referendum in light of the attack.

Witness Ben Abdullah, who was working at a café next to the scene of the attack, said he saw “a river of people” coming down the street “screaming and shouting”.

“I wasn’t frightened… I don’t know what I was. I thought, ‘it’s like a warzone'”, he said.

Mr Abdullah said he heard several shots and saw Mrs Cox on the floor “in a very bad state”.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corby plan to visit Mrs Cox’s constituency together later.

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