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Anti-Brexit British MP dead after street attack: Police

Cox, 41, was the member of Parliament representing the constituency of Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, northern England. The British lawmaker died on Thursday after a shocking street attack. She was campaigning for Britain's continuation in EU. Photograph: (Twitter)

AFP London, United Kingdom Jun 16, 2016, 04.42 PM (IST)

British MP Jo Cox, 41, has died after being attacked in the street in her constituency today, police confirmed.

West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman Dee Collins told reporters she was "very sad" to report that Cox was pronounced dead at 1.48 pm (1248 GMT).

"Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo. Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous. Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full", said Brendan Cox, husband of late British lawmaker

Leading politicians reacted over the demise of Jo Cox  on Twitter

(WIONews and Agencies)

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