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. Maryland Snipe

    Maybe outlawing guns would reduce accidental deaths but surely not crime or murders. A killer is going to kill, regardless of having a gun or not. By the way, gun laws do not seem to be very effective in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. I would rather be packing heat anyway in case the Pakistani neighbor down the street decides to go zealot on me...

    May 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Robert

    representative of West Ham? Must've been a Millwall supporter.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sam

    Imagine the uproar is she threw a shoe at him!

    May 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Knife Man

    I love your little island your with the best Indian and Pakistani cuisine..and on every block too!! time you need us Americans with those bad old guns..give us a call..CHEERIO,Knife Man out

    May 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alex Blumin

    Long Live president Obama!
    Long Live United States of America!
    Shame to United Kingdom!~
    Long Live Independence Day!

    May 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. C. Man

    BS..... you ever heard of a stray bullet killing a child in some gang shooting in Los Angeles California? probably many times!.... how many times has a 6 year old been killed by a missed stab of a knife in a gang fight? Guns=more deaths. And yes it is easier to kill someone with a gun than a knife... so...givin the extra efficiency more guns would result in more murders, especially if you've got a rifle that can unload a full clip of 31 bullets in seconds. Only thing about america is... all the crimals already got guns... so everyone might as well pack their tools as well.

    And you cant call Texans stupid... somehow our economy hasn't been hit like the rest of the U.S. so..... we must be doing something right,

    May 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. C. Man

    and anyone that disses on someone because of their geographical location has some serious issues..... like mental problmes man... use your brain... its there for logical thinking... you got an anus to blow hot air.... there is intelligent life out there.... somewhere....

    May 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Monrob


    If someone took your guns, it is because you, armed, must be a menace. I have my guns, nobody took them away.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AJP

    And your point Alex is ?? ?? ??

    May 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chuck Burch

    May God bless Mr. Timms and his family. May he have a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

    As I grow older, it seems that the entire world is slowly going crazy. There is no human answer for the weirdness and hatreds we now face in this world. When some of humanity thinks killing other people is the solution to problems....where has the sanity gone.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    The world population should come down.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Derek

    Maybe it was a middle aged white guy changing his shirt.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John

    Then there will be more space more resources and no fights or knives or guns

    May 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. AJP

    Are you volunteering John!

    May 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    more food less worry about oil no wars no poverty no terrorism

    May 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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