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Jo Cox Accused, Thomas Mair, To Enter Pleas Over MP's Murder

Mair is also charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm.

04/10/2016 10:26

The man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox will enter his pleas in court later today. 

Thomas Mair, 53, allegedly shot and stabbed Cox, 41, outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, on June 16.

He is charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

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A court sketch of Thomas Mair who is due to enter a plea today over the murder of MP Jo Cox

Mair, from Birstall, is in custody and his case is being treated under the “terrorism protocol”.

He will appear via video link at the Old Bailey before senior judge Mr Justice Wilkie.

A provisional four-week trial date has already been fixed for November 14.

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MP Jo Cox was killed on June 16

At the time of her death, Cox was described by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as “one of our very best”.  

She left a husband, Brendan, and two young children.

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