Armed police arrest man, 52, after MP '˜shot and stabbed' in Birstall

Amred police have arrested a 52-year-old man after MP Jo Cox was seriously injured in Birstall today.

Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is in a critical condition after being shot and stabbed on the steps of Birstall Library, near Leeds.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At 12.53pm 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.

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“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.”

The spokesman added that police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community.