Video: Paris pianist Davide Martello plays Imagine at Jo Cox memorial in Birstall

THE pianist who performed John Lennon's Imagine outside the Bataclan Theatre in tribute to the victims of last November's Paris attacks has repeated the impromptu performance in West Yorkshire, in memory of MP Jo Cox.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th June 2016, 9:13 am
Updated Monday, 20th June 2016, 10:18 am
Flowers and tributes in Parliament Square, London, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall
Flowers and tributes in Parliament Square, London, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall

Davide Martello said he brought his piano to the memorial in Birstall where Mrs Cox was killed, because he “wanted to give a contribution for peace”.

The German musician added: “Unity is very important all over the world.

“Music can connect people, no matter what their race, religion, or class.”

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Mr Martello laid flowers at the scene before cycling away with his portable piano in tow.