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British MP dead after street attack: police

LONDON: British MP Jo Cox has died from her injuries, police said, after being reportedly shot and stabbed in an attack in the street on Thursday.

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“I am now very sad to have to report that she has died as a result of her injuries,” West Yorkshire Police chief Dee Collins told reporters.

Cox was pronounced dead at 1:48pm (1248 GMT), Collins told a press conference in Wakefield, northern England.

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The attack happened in the village of Birstall, near Wakefield, in Cox’s constituency.

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Police have arrested a 52-year-old man.

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“We are trying to establish what we do know about this gentleman,” said Collins.

“At the moment the enquiries have just started.

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“We are not in a position to discuss any motive at this time,” she said, but added: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

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