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UK Lawmaker Shot, Stabbed in West Yorkshire - Reports

© Flickr / Giorgos VintzileosThe Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London, UK.
The Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London, UK. - Sputnik International
A Labour lawmaker representing Batley and Spen constituency for the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, Jo Cox, was shot and stabbed Thursday in West Yorkshire, ITV reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The shooting and stabbing incident took place outside Birstall Library, near Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

The alleged 52-year-old male attacker was arrested in the area, according to West Yorkshire Police.

Following reports on the incident, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and former head of the UK capital Boris Johnson have expressed support to Cox and her family.

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