May 14th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Member of U.K. parliament stabbed

U.K. parliament member Stephen Timms was stabbed, the Labour Party said.

A member of parliament in the United Kingdom, Stephen Timms of the Labour Party, has been stabbed, the party press office said Friday.

Timms was taken to a London hospital where his condition was described as "not life threatening," the press office said.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was taken into custody. Timms has represented West Ham since 1994.

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  1. mike

    There are just over 300 million people in the U.S. and around 60 Million in the UK. so, you're right I should have used murder rate per capita – in this case, if the UK had a comparable handgun murder rate there would have been 70 murders inthe UK, as compared to 9,000 in the U.S. . Thanks so much for helping make my point even more clearly.

    May 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Joe

    On that Half an Half, we both agree. This thread went from offering sympathy and well wishes to American bashing and gun control debates which is kinda sad. I hope the gentleman recovers quickly.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Insan Mukmin

    There needs to be a witch hunt for MPs who supported the war in Iraq because they are responsible for the worst war crime of the 21st century.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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