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A man who tired to save British MP Jo Cox from a fatal attack has been posthumously awarded a medal of bravery.

79-year-old Bernard Kenny was stabbed as he intervened in the incident back in in 2016.

Mrs Cox (41) was shot and stabbed in the street outside her constituency surgery near Leeds.

Thomas Mair is serving a life sentence for her murder.

Mr Kenny suffered a serious injury to his abdomen, but was discharged from hospital.

He subsequently died of cancer in August this year.

His widow, Doreen, collected the George Medal given to her late husband on Tuesday.

It was in recognition of his efforts to save Mrs Cox.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At today&#39;s Investiture Doreen Kenny collected the George Medal, given to her late husband, Bernard Kenny, for his efforts to save Jo Cox MP. <a href="https://t.co/UIKJUzVbjV">pic.twitter.com/UIKJUzVbjV</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/927934894407344129?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 7, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The George Medal is awarded for 'acts of great bravery'.

It was established in 1940 during the Blitz as a way to reward acts of courage.

 


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