Thomas Mair, 52, gave his name as Death to traitors, freedom for Britain, as he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of MP Jo Cox.


Thomas Mair was charged with the murder of MP Jo Cox today morning and made his first appearance in court while police investigate links between the suspect and neo-Nazi groups in an attempt to find a motive for the killing.

West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, of Birstall, had been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

The 52 year old made his first appearance in court a few hours later.

Mair was taken to court in a convoy of security vehicles. The armoured van he was brought to court in was followed closely by several police cars and vans.

Mair, 52, allegedly purchased manuals on how to construct a home made gun

On Friday it was reported police found samples of Nazi regalia and far-Right literature.

Mair was remanded in custody for a bail hearing at the Old Bailey on Monday but it was indicated that no bail application will be put forward.