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Former UK minister stabbed at his office
Keith Weir and Kylie MacLellan
Sat, May 15, 2010
Reuters

LONDON, May 15, 2010 (Reuters) - British lawmaker Stephen Timms, a former treasury minister in the previous Labour government, has been stabbed at his constituency office in east London, a party spokesman and police said on Friday.

Timms, 54, was taken to a local hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, said a spokesman for the Labour party which bowed out of government this week after 13 years of power.

Police said a 21-year-old woman had been arrested in connection with the incident which took place as Timms held a monthly meeting with constituents at a library in east London on Friday afternoon.

Timms, who was elected to parliament in 1994 after working in the telecommunications industry and serving on a local council, held several ministerial posts under Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair.

A Cambridge maths graduate, Timms has lived in east London since 1979.

In 2000, a Liberal Democrat councilor was murdered by a man with a samurai sword at the offices of Cheltenham member of parliament Nigel Jones, who was also seriously hurt in the attack.

 

 

 

 

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