Belly Mujinga: Police review CCTV footage following an alleged spitting incident

British railway ticket office worker Belly Mujinga died with Covid-19 after being spat on while she was working at Victoria station, her union said.
Belly Mujinga, a 47-year-old railway ticket clerk was working for the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in the lobby of London’s busy Victoria station at the time of the accident on March 22.

She and a colleague were reportedly assaulted by a man who spat against them and coughed on them, claiming he had the coronavirus, the union of Mujinga, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), he said in a statement Tuesday.

The union said that Mujinga had no personal protective equipment and had “implored to be allowed to work from inside the building” rather than outside the atrium.

Both staff members became ill in a few days, TSSA said, and Mujinga, who had underlying respiratory disease, was taken to Barnet Hospital, north London, in an ambulance and put on a ventilator 11 days later. the alleged assault.

She died on April 5, leaving behind an 11-year-old husband and daughter.

GTR confirmed to CNN that it had passed the CCTV of the incident to the British Transport Police (BTP), which is evaluating the footage as part of its investigation.

In a statement, the chief inspector of BTP detective Sam Blackburn said: “I know that the death of this staff member shocked many of us, and our thoughts remain with his family who are supported by specially appointed family liaison officers. formed when they come to terms with their loss.

“We will always thoroughly investigate any reports of assault when we receive it, and it is vital for us to establish the full circumstances behind this incident.

“We are conducting in-depth investigations to help us do this, including exploring possible CCTV opportunities and talking to key witnesses.”

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