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UK Labour MP Cox Confirmed Dead After Being Stabbed and Shot

© REUTERS / Yui MokBatley and Spen MP Jo Cox is seen in Westminster. (File)
Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is seen in Westminster. (File) - Sputnik International
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UK Labour lawmaker Jo Cox has been confirmed dead by police after being stabbed and shot earlier on Thursday.

The Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London, UK. - Sputnik International
UK Lawmaker Shot, Stabbed in West Yorkshire - Reports
According to a British police commissioner, the attack on the lawmaker was a "lone incident."

Cox, a Labour lawmaker representing Batley and Spen constituency for the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, was shot and stabbed earlier Thursday outside Birstall Library, near Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Local police reported they had arrested a 52-year-old man suspected of the attack.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron canceled his rally in Gibraltar campaigning for UK staying in the EU after the assault on Cox.

Cameron said that the death of the lawmaker is a tragedy. A number of UK and EU politicians have also expressed condolences of her death.

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