A British MP has died after being shot and stabbed near the English city of Leeds, police have confirmed.
Jo Cox, a Labour politician, was reportedly attacked as she prepared to hold a routine advice surgery for constituents.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested following the attack.
Cox, who was elected in the last general election 2015, has two children.
Eyewitnesses have said the 41-year-old politician was left lying bleeding on the pavement after the incident.
Britain’s rival EU referendum campaigns both announced a suspension in campaigning for a day following the attack.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron also cancelled a planned campaign trip to Gibraltar.
Earlier, before news of the MPs death, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter: “Very concerned about reports Jo Cox has been injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo and her family.”