Family of worker who died of Covid-19 after being spat at call for murder charge as Boris Johnson pays tribute to victim – The Sun

BORIS Johnson paid tribute to rail worker Belly Mujinga who died of Covid-19 after being spat at — but her family is calling for a murder charge.

Mum Belly, 47, was targeted at Victoria Station, London, on March 21 and died 15 days later.

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The PM said: “That she was abused for doing her job is utterly appalling.”

"My thoughts, and I'm sure the thoughts of the whole House, are with her family."

Belly’s cousin, Agnes Ntumba, said: “It is murder. It’s very stressful for the whole family. How can a human being react in that way to another human being. It’s not right.”



She added:"Belly normally worked inside in the ticket office but the team leader decided to put her to work in the concourse, she mentioned her health conditions but they didn't take any notice.

British Transport Police said:"I know the death of this member of staff has shocked many of us, and our thoughts remain with her family who are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers as they come to terms with their loss.

"We are conducting extensive enquiries to help us do so, including exploring possible CCTV opportunities and speaking to key witnesses.

"I would ask anyone with information to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 359 of 11/05/20."

Police launched their investigation on Monday after being informed of the incident.

A Go Fund Me Page set up in her memory has raised more than £26,000 way above the initial target of £1,000.

Belly had worked for Govia Thameslink Railway for nine years and the firm said it was helping police with their investigation and now providing masks for staff.

 

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