MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The 41-year-old was reportedly attacked in the street as she held a regular constituency surgery, according to The Guardian newspaper. The murder suspect, a man with allegedly mental health issues, was detained soon after.
"What's happened is beyond appalling" Jeremy Corbyn, flanked by tearful Labour colleagues, at vigil for Jo Cox pic.twitter.com/zoSsQoYuvS— Naomi O'Leary ⚡️ (@NaomiOhReally) 16 June 2016
"Jo Cox died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy," Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote, saying it was a "horrific murder."
About the murder of Jo Cox, its incredibly sad, and wrong. Will hope this tragedy is not used as a political tool. Thoughts with her family.— Graham W Phillips (@GrahamWP_UK) 17 June 2016
A spontaneous rally was held late Thursday outside the UK parliament in London, with hundreds paying tribute to the deceased mother-of-two. More people, including Corbyn’s former leadership rival Yvette Cooper, came to the parish church of St. Peter’s in Cox’s home town Birstall.