No further action to be taken over Belly Mujinga coronavirus death

Ms Mujinga died after testing positive for Covid-19

Friday, May 29, 2020

Police will take no further action over the death of Belly Mujinga, a ticket officer who died from coronavirus.

The 47-year-old died having tested positive for Covid-19 in April, a few weeks after she was spat and coughed at while working at London’s Victoria station on March 21.

British Transport Police have said today that the spitting incident did not lead to Ms Mujinga’s death.

The force said detectives have conducted a “full and thorough investigation”, including reviewing CCTV footage of the incident and speaking to key witnesses.

It released a statement today saying: “Following a review of all the information, senior detectives have concluded that there is no evidence to substantiate any criminal offences having taken place, and that the tragic death of Belly Mujinga was not a consequence of this incident.

“As a result, the matter will not be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service. No further action will be taken against a 57-year-old man from London who was interviewed in connection with this matter.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “I know the loss of Belly has moved so many people, and I can assure you we have done everything we can to provide answers for her family.

“As a result of our inquiries, we can now be confident that this incident did not lead to Belly’s tragic death.”

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said the outcome did not change the fact that all workers should be treated with “compassion and respect”.

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