Jo Cox murder trial: Witness saw man “blast” MP with gun

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A witness at the Jo Cox murder trial saw a man “blast” the MP with a gun while she was lying injured on the ground, the jury at the Old Bailey has heard.

David Honeybell told the court he was at the library to see the Labour MP at her surgery when he saw the man violently attack her. He said:
“He just stood over her, cocked his gun and blasted her,” he said. “Walked away like he didn’t have a care in the world.”

After the attack, Honeyball said the man walked off “like he didn’t have a care in the world”.

Cox was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on 16 June, in the weeks preceding the EU referendum by a man who shouted “Britain First”.

Thomas Mair, 53, from Birstall, denies the charges of murder, grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, and possession of an offensive weapon – a dagger.

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