The man accused of the terror-related murder of Labour MP Jo Cox refused to answer when asked whether he pleads guilty or not guilty to the charges against him. Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing of the MP for Batley and Spen outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, on 16 June.

He appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink and remained silent as he had his not guilty plea to charges of murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon entered for him on his behalf by the judge.

He is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Bernard Carter-Kenny on the same day.

Mair, from Birstall, has been remanded in custody until his trial, which has a provisional date set for 14 November. His case is being treated under the "terrorism protocol". At a previous hearing, Mair was declared fit to stand trial to face the charges.

Following the MPs death, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Jo Cox was doing what all of us do, representing and serving the people who elected her. We have lost one of our own and our society as a whole has lost one of our very best."