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The MP for Batley and Spen is believed to be in a critical condition following an incident which happened while she was holding a weekly surgery in her constituency.

A man has been arrested over the incident.

West Yorkshire Police said: “At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman in her 40s had suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition.

Jo Cox

“A man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby also suffered slight injuries.

“Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further details at present. Police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community.”

A single eyewitness also claimed (unconfirmed) that the assailant “apparently” shouted “Britain First” during the attack, but this is pure hearsay at the moment.

There is LOTS of use of words such as “apparently” and “allegedly”.

That hasn’t stopped the media publishing multiple articles condemning Britain First for somehow being involved.

Britain First obviously is NOT involved and would never encourage behaviour of this sort.

As an MP and and a mother, we pray that Jo Cox makes a full recovery.

JO COX SHOOTING: Britain First official statement

JO COX SHOOTING: Britain First official statement

Posted by Britain First on Thursday, 16 June 2016