Jo Cox murder accused: “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain”

Thomas Mair, 52, appears in court over killing

18th June, 2016
Candles surround a photo of Cox before a vigil in Glasgow Pic: Getty

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of British MP Jo Cox.

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Saturday charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

In court Mair gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain".

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