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. joe

    chit happens.. no big deal..

    May 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Here's the difference: In the US, where he would have been shot, he'd be dead. In the UK, where guns are strictly regulated, he's stabbed, and hence much more likely to survive the assault. Not every nation ascribes to America's "dumb as we wanna be" politics.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tracy

    Let's see if it comes out to be his girlfriend that stabbed him. You don't really hear too much about 25 year old women going nuts and stabbing strangers..

    May 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. James

    Um, yeah, somebody did. The guy who stabbed him. (Also, ill is not the correct term to use in reference to someone who has been stabbed. Ill relates to sickness.)

    Plus, you're going to come after me, of everyone on this board, for wishing a stabbed man well? I think your anger is wildly misdirected Strength and Support.

    But hey, don't let me stop you. Keep fighting the good fight.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pot smoking bleeding heart moron

    You can thank british oppression for our constiutional right to bear arms Chris.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anne

    Chris–Well said.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Christmas

    OMGosh! What is it with women committing violent crimes now ? Like, it's happening more recently. I never used to hear stuff like this.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. don86usa

    Leave it to a Brit to find a new way to get their point across.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gordon

    Think about it people. If the UK allowed everyone to own a gun, you would see the murder rate climb over there. A man has been seriously injured and all that many of you can do is comment on your own weird beliefs. Get rid of guns in the USA, and your violent crime rate would drop. Or are Americans now hard wired to try to hurt people?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LousLuv

    Now hear about how she was a nut to her friends and neighbors, co workers, those around her that said she was winding up to this. INDICATIONS from those around her will not be surprised?
    Folks need to have eyes and ears of those around them at all times these days. Folks who cross the line from first thinking something to executing it, the signs are there! Given that and folks less and less being taught how to deal with their emotions without creating a victim, have to grow a new set of alerts if these are gonna live among world citizens.
    Nothing seems too far fetched these days when it comes to creating victims of our emotions and beliefs....
    Healthy Life skills are not being taught. Got to expect the worse 🙁

    May 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Christmas

    Please don't say bad things about British people. I'm American but I think of them in the same way I think of us.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mark

    Yanks are morons.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. GoinJohnGalt

    Matt, you are an idiot. Name one act of violence committed by the TEA Party movement or retract your statement.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Knife Man

    none of you got our of the fourth grade

    May 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dillon

    no, no, no – don't take away knives, simply bar women from public.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
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