Suspect in the murder of UK MP charged

The suspect Thomas Mair appeared in the Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, being charged with murdering British Labour MP Jo Cox.

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“We have now charged a man with murder,” Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen of West Yorkshire Police said on Saturday.

courtThe 52-year-old man also faces charges of grievous bodily harm, possession of firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon, the police added.

The 41-year-old Labour MP was shot and stabbed on Thursday lunchtime outside Birstall public library.

Her death shocked the whole country, and the campaign for Britain’s EU referendum have been suspended over the weekend.

The police said earlier on Friday they are investigating alleged links of Mair with rightwing extremism. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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