THE ATTACK on MP Jo Cox has been deemed an ‘affront on British democracy and values’ by police chiefs.
West Mercia Police and Crime Commisioner John Campion and Amanda Blakeman, Assistant Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police said they were stunned and saddened by the death of the Batley and Spen Mp after she was shot and stabbed in her constituency in West Yorkshire yesterday (Thursday, June 16).
“Like the rest of the country, we were stunned and saddened by the horrific story that unfolded. Our thoughts are with Jo Cox’s family at this tragic time. Her death is an affront to British democracy and values, which she clearly worked so hard to promote and protect.”
“It’s believed the attack on Jo Cox was an isolated incident, and we would like to reassure local communities that there is no intelligence to suggest otherwise. All of our local MPs are being contacted individually to ensure they have no safety concerns.”
Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been briefed this morning, and will be calling at the offices of local MPs today (Friday) for visibility and reassurance.