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HRH The Prince of Wales awards police officers who caught MP Jo Cox's killer

16th November 2017

Constables Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright

Two police officers who caught MP Jo Cox's killer moments after she was fatally attacked have been given the Queen's Gallantry Medal. Constables Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright were presented with the honour by The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace during an investiture ceremony on Thursday.

They were rewarded "for great courage" after arresting Thomas Mair in West Yorkshire, in June 2016.

Jonathan Wright told the Press Association it was "amazing" to be given the honour, adding: "It's just day-to-day work."

The police officers said receiving the award was totally unexpected, and something they never thought they would be given. They said they were just doing their jobs on the day of the attack, and that "you don't think about it at the time".

Bernard Kenny, who has since died, was awarded the George Medal in June for his bravery in trying to stop Mair from murdering Mrs Cox. Mr Kenny, 79, was seriously injured when he was stabbed as he intervened in the attack.