Vigils held to remember Jo Cox

Floral tributes and candles are placed by a picture of slain Labour MP Jo Cox at a vigil in Parliament square in London on June 16, 2016
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Publish Date 16 Jun 2016

Vigils have been held to remember British Labour MP Jo Cox who died after being shot and stabbed in the street outside her constituency advice surgery.
The mother of two children aged three and five was attacked by a man reportedly shouting "Britain first" at lunchtime on Thursday in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
Eyewitnesses said he kicked and stabbed her and then shot her several times, the final shot aimed at her head.
The alleged gunman has been named locally as Tommy Mair, 52, who neighbours in Birstall have described as "a loner". He was arrested near the scene soon after the attack.
The killing shocked Westminster and led to the suspension of campaigning in the EU referendum.
Mr Corbyn and a number of other MPs attended an impromptu vigil in Parliament Square and flowers were laid nearby in tribute.

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