Jo Cox: Man accused of MP's murder to stand trial at the Old Bailey

Jo Cox: Man accused of MP's murder to stand trial at the Old Bailey

A tribute to MP Jo Cox

Monday, November 14, 2016

The man who is accused of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox will stand trial at the Old Bailey today.

Thomas Mair allegedly stabbed and shot the 41-year-old MP for Batley and Spen outside her constituency surgery in Birstall near Leeds on June 16. Ms Cox later died in hospital of her injuries. 

He has been formally charged with her murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, and possession of an offensive weapon.

Mair has also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent in an alleged attack on Bernard Carter-Kenny on the same date. Last month, he entered not guilty pleas to all charges. 

The trial is being heard by senior judge Mr Justice Wilkie, and a panel of jurors will be selected and sworn in before Richard Whittam QC, the prosecutor, opens the case.