Further statement from West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on incident in Birstall (16 June 2016)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson, said: "My thoughts and prayers are with Jo's family at this time.

"I have worked closely with Jo since she was elected and I am deeply shocked that such a talented young woman has been senselessly attacked and killed whilst working in her constituency and serving her community.

"This is a truly shocking incident but I want to reassure communities that our information is that this is a localised incident, albeit one that has a much wider impact.

"I must stress that investigations are ongoing, a man has been arrested, and we need to let the police do their job in understanding exactly what has happened that led up to this hugely tragic incident and channel all our thoughts into supporting the families and communities affected."

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact 101.

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