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Neo-Nazi mair guilty of murder of UK MP

Press Association logoPress Association 22/11/2016 Emily Pennink

An Old Bailey jury took just over 90 minutes to convict loner Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair, who gunned down Labour MP Jo Cox while shouting "Britain first", of what was described in court as an act of "sheer brutality and cowardice".

He murdered mother of two and Remain campaigner Cox, 41, as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, a week before the EU referendum.

The 53-year-old white supremacist, who gave no evidence in his defence, shouted "Britain first" as he fired three shots at his MP and stabbed her 15 times.

He gave no reaction as he was convicted on all counts on Wednesday in London.

The MP's family sat in silence in the packed courtroom as the verdicts were delivered.

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