Thursday 16th June 2016, Thomas Mair
attacked Labour MP Jo Cox who was campaigning to to stay in
the European Union, in the run up to the national vote a
week later, on 22nd June.
Mair repeatedly shot and stabbed Jo, he was
heard saying “This is for Britain”, “keep Britain
independent”, and “Britain first”, while he carried out
He shot her twice in the head and once in the
chest with a sawn-off .22 hunting rifle before then stabbing
her 15 times.
Jo died in the back of an ambulance on her
way to hospital.
The police were very quick on the
investigation, and Mair was soon a suspect. At his house
they found evidence of far right interest, including Nazi
Wednesday 23td November 2016,
He was found guilty of murder, possession of
a firearm with intent, causing grievous bodily harm (GBH)
with intent and possession of an offensive weapon
Mair is sentenced to life imprisonment, with
a 'Whole Life Tariff', meaning he will die in jail. He was
being held in Belmarsh prison. b
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