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MP Shot, Stabbed And Killed By Opposition Protester

British Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed, police have confirmed.

The announcement came at a press conference four hours after the mum-of-two, was brutally attacked outside a library in West Yorkshire.

Ms Cox was on her way to hold a constituency surgery when she was shot, reportedly three times, and left in a critical condition just before 1PM.

Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police said ''This is a very significant investigation with large numbers of witnesses being spoken to police at this time.''

''A full investigation is under way to establish the motive of this attack.''

Both British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were united together after the death was announced.

David Cameron said ''This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news and my thoughts are with Jo's husband Brendan, two children and wider family.

"We've lost a great star. She was a great campaigning MP with huge compassion, a big heart and people are very very sad at what has happened. Dreadful, dreadful news.''

Campaigning in the referendum for the vote on Britain's exit from the European Union has been suspended as a result but is likely to restart soon.

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