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 |
  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 |
  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 |
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