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British MP dies after being shot and stabbed

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British MP dies after being shot and stabbed

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.”