Murder of Jo Cox
2016 killing of a UK member of parliament
British Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen Jo Cox was killed after being shot and stabbed many times on 16 June 2016. Thomas Alexander Mair, a 53-year-old gardener, was found guilty of the murder in September. He held far-right views and attacked her because she supported the European Union and immigration. He was sentenced to life imprisionment with a whole life order.
|Murder of Jo Cox|
|Location||Market Street, Birstall, West Yorkshire, England|
|Coordinates||53°43′53″N 1°39′40″W / 53.7315°N 1.66098°WCoordinates: 53°43′53″N 1°39′40″W / 53.7315°N 1.66098°W|
|Date||16 June 2016 |
c. 12:53 p.m. (BST)
|Assassination, domestic terrorism|
|Deaths||1 (Jo Cox)|
|1 (Bernard Carter-Kenny)|
|Motive||Cox's support for the European Union and immigration|
This was the first time a sitting MP had been killed since 1990, when Ian Gow was killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
- ↑ Cobain, Ian; Parveen, Nazia; Taylor, Matthew (23 November 2016). "The slow-burning hatred that led Thomas Mair to murder Jo Cox". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- ↑ Cobain, Ian; Parveen, Nazia; Taylor, Matthew (23 November 2016). "The slow-burning hatred that led Thomas Mair to murder Jo Cox". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- ↑ "Man guilty of murdering MP Jo Cox". BBC News. 23 November 2016. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- ↑ Mr Justice Wilkie (23 November 2016). "R v Thomas Mair: Sentencing Remarks of Mr Justice Wilkie" (PDF). Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.