EU Referendum debate cancelled following Jo Cox death

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A debate on the EU Referendum, set to take place tomorrow night, has been cancelled in the light of the death of Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday (Thursday).

The 41-year-old Mrs Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times near to a library in Birstal, West Yorkshire.

She is reported to have suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at 1.48pm.

Dylan Taylor, a director at Boston radio station Endeavour FM confirmed a planned live debate, which was due to take place at Haven High from 7pm, has been cancelled.

He said: “In light of what’s happened, overall it’s the best decision - especially as it might seem insensitive to go ahead.”

He added: “A lot of campaigning is going to be low key over the weekend and if we’re doing the same thing as normal it could be seen as insensitive.”

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

Boston Borough Coun Paul Gleeson, also tweeted moments before the news broke: “Tomorrow night I was due to be in an EU debate supporting remain so close to the terrible murder of Jo Cox I think it is wrong to go ahead.”

Endeavour FM have been carrying out a series of recorded interviews and debates over the past few weeks which were set to culminate in tomorrow’s free ticket event.

Those recordings are still available on the station’s website