Jo Cox Labour MP shot and stabbed and in Critical condition
byNaija Blog Queen Olofofo-
Jo Cox.Breaking news- Jo Cox labour MP is in a critical condition after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency.
She was said to have been dragged by her hair as well as stabbed and shot by her attacker who is being named by locals to be Tommy Maher or Tommy Mair,he has been described as a loner..I just cannot imagine what wold possess anybody to take such a violent sick action in broad daylight.
British lawmaker shot.Eyewitnesses said Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the
floor by her attacker. A man also suffered slight injuries.
A 52-year-old man was arrested near Market Street, Birstall, West Yorkshire Police said. The MP holds a weekly advice surgery nearby.
The man who shot Jo Cox being wrestled and arrested by police.
Jo Cox Shot.
Ms Cox's assistant confirmed she had been attacked.
Jo Cox was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary, where armed police are stationed outside.
One of the witnesses to the terrible attack is Cafe owner Clarke Rothwell,he said he heard a "loud popping noise that sounded like a balloon burst - a loud balloon".
"When I looked round there's a man stood there in his 50s with a white baseball cap on and a jacket with a gun, an old fashioned looking gun in his hand," he said.
"He shot this lady once and then he shot her again, he fell to the floor, leant over shot her once more in the face area.
"Somebody tried to grab him, wrestling with him and then he wielded a knife, like a hunting knife, just started lunging at her with a knife half a dozen times. People were screaming and running from the area".
A man in his early 40s who wrestled the 52 year old attacker was injured and was attended to by some shop keepers.He has since been taken to hospital.A lot of helpers also helped stem the bleeding of Jo Cox after the attack,they attended to her till the paramedics showed up a little while later. Eyewitness Hithem Ben Abdallah, said the 41-year-old mother of two was left lying and bleeding on the pavement after the incident.
Mr Abdallah, 56, was in a cafe next door to the library shortly after 13:00 BST when he heard screaming and went outside.
"There was a guy who was being very brave and another guy with a white baseball cap who he was trying to control and the man in the baseball cap suddenly pulled a gun from his bag".
After a brief scuffle, he said the man stepped back and the MP became involved.Mr Abdallah said the weapon had "looked handmade" and a man who had been wrestling with the gunman continued even after seeing the gun.
He said: "The man stepped back with the gun and fired it and then he fired a second shot, as he was firing he was looking down at the ground." Source BBC News.
"He was kicking her as she was lying on the floor", he said.