Thomas Mair gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" as he appeared in court charged with the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox this morning.

Tommy Mair appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with murder at 10am this morning.

He appeared in the dock behind reinforced glass wearing a grey tracksuit and a shot, trimmed beard.

He said nothing when asked his address and date of birth.

When he was asked the question again, he repeated a second time: "My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain".

The hearing lasted around 15 minutes and Mair was remanded in custody to appear again at a later date.

Mair faces charges of murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

Mrs Cox, 41, was attacked in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall at lunchtime on Thursday.

The mum-of-two suffered fatal gunshot and stab wounds and died a short time later in hospital.

A passerby, Bernard Kenny, 77, was also stabbed during the attack. He is stable in hospital.

Mair arrives in court

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Mair was charged with murder at 1am this morning.