British Labour MPA man has been arrested after a British Labour MP was shot at in Birstall in West Yorkshire, police said on Thursday.

The injured woman is said to be Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen.

West Yorkshire Police said they were called to Market Street at Birstall where a woman in her 40s had suffered serious injuries, Xinhua news agency reported.

She was shot at and was seen lying bleeding on the pavement.

The attack took place near the town’s library, according to reports.

Police said she was in a critical condition and had been sent to hospital, while a man nearby also suffered slight injuries.

“A 52-year-old man was arrested in the area,” police said but did not give further details.