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David Cameron suspends 'Gibraltar Stronger in Europe' campaign after Labour MP Jo Cox's murder
17 June 2016 @ 11:35

BRITISH prime minister David Cameron has suspended his campaign to remain in the European Union in Gibraltar following the fatal shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox (pictured) in Birstall, Leeds.

Jo, whose 42nd birthday was just six days after her death yesterday (Thursday) was married with two small children and was taking part in a 'Bremain' campaign in the West Yorkshire town when she was stabbed and then shot as she came out of a library.

A 52-year-old British man named Tommy Mair is the only suspect at the moment.

He was heard to shout, “Britain first!” before firing the shot which caused Jo to fall down between two parked cars, and then shot her twice more while she was on the ground.

The far-right political group Britain First, famous for its anti-Muslim, anti-immigration and pro-Brexit sentiments, has denied any links to the attack and threatened legal action against the media for hinting that it might be involved.

Conservative PM David Cameron was on a plane to the Rock when the news broke, and was due to host the campaign 'Gibraltar Stronger in Europe'.

Britain's only overseas territory considered part of the European Union, Gibraltar's cross-border workers almost outnumber its residents – numerous British expats and Spanish nationals live in the province of Cádiz, mostly in the frontier town of La Línea de la Concepción, and work on the Rock.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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