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. Margaret A McClurkin

    What a silly comment, "Yanks are Morons." I emmigrated to the U.S. in 1970 from the UK and do not recall the crime rate in England being as bad then as it is now. Particularly, the knife crimes as such.

    It is extremely stupid to generalize the population of a country with such a broad sweep comment.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jamesa

    I suppose you sheep that are for gun control aren't aware that the states that have carry and conceal laws are actually the states with the lowest amount of violent crime?

    If you want to pull out the X children die each day in the US due to gun violence... understand those numbers include children up to the age of 20. The VAST majority of them being 16-20 and involved in gang related crimes.

    Muggers determined to mug people, are apparently less determined to mug people if there is a better chance the person is carrying a gun legally.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Knife -FAIL

    People here are posting that if the brits had guns he would be dead. No-one in the history of man has been killed by a knife? If this Loon had the aim with a gun that she had with a knife, he would have probably been shot in the toe. Had the Minister been packin ol' sally, if he wasnt rendered unconcious, he could have negated her existence, hence saving the taxpayers the cost of trial and incarceration.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Best situation is win-win

    I've already stated that I'm in favor of gun ownership. But it's a stone-cold fact that far more murder victims are shot or stabbed by family members or co-workers than by street criminals.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jerry Lewis

    skrew da UK! They are responsible for all our worries, including BP!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Knife -FAIL

    They used knives in WestSide Story! 🙂

    May 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jason

    the liberal spin machine must be so thrilled to have labor politician violently attacked. Now they can stop using imaginary examples of violence commited by the right. By the end of the day CNN will find a way to make this look like it was done by the Tea Party. And all you fools will will eat it up like candy. Your country is finished. Ours is soon to follow.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jerry Lewis

    US should assinate UK parliament!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jerry Lewis

    ya...kick ther fukin asses right out into the fricking cold universe!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jerry Lewis

    and screu CNN while ur at it!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blowjack

    CNN SUX!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    I bet it was just another Islamic attack on a non-muslim....Brits are nothing but Dhimmi's

    May 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ozzi

    Does anyone know why the girl stabbed him and who she is?

    May 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jimyguitar

    Mexico Has strict gun control laws.
    That is where to live if you want to be safe.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. M J

    Of course not, Ozzi. That would be good reporting.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
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