Jo Cox accused gives name as 'Death to traitors, freedom for Britain' as he appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 18 June, 2016, 09:35
Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Thomas Mair, centre, at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London

Mrs Cox, 41, died after being shot and stabbed in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, on Thursday.

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

Two police cars and police vans arrive at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, where Thomas Mair was appearing charged with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Picture by PA

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He gave his name as 'Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.

Two police cars and police vans arrive at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, where Thomas Mair was appearing charged with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Picture by PA