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UK: Mourners gather for funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox 02:11

UK: Mourners gather for funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox

United Kingdom, Bately and Spen
July 15, 2016 at 10:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people lined the streets of Bately and Spen in West Yorkshire on Friday, for the funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered outside her constituency surgery on June 16.

Family and friends of Jo Cox paid their respects at Batley Methodist Church. The family issued a statement, saying they were "overwhelmed and touched by the love and support people have shown us since Jo's death".

Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday, following a town meeting. A 52-year-old man named Tommy Mair was arrested by police in connection with the attack. Cox was first British MP to be murdered in the last 25 years.

UK: Mourners gather for funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox 02:11
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Thousands of people lined the streets of Bately and Spen in West Yorkshire on Friday, for the funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered outside her constituency surgery on June 16.

Family and friends of Jo Cox paid their respects at Batley Methodist Church. The family issued a statement, saying they were "overwhelmed and touched by the love and support people have shown us since Jo's death".

Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday, following a town meeting. A 52-year-old man named Tommy Mair was arrested by police in connection with the attack. Cox was first British MP to be murdered in the last 25 years.

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