No further action to be taken over the death of Belly Mujinga after Covid-19 'spitting attack'
British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed that no further action will be taken over the death of Belly Mujinga, a railway worker who died from coronavirus after being spat at in London Victoria station.
BTP detectives concluded there “is no evidence to substantiate any criminal offences” took place and Ms Mujinga’s death was “not a consequence of this incident”.
They added, “No further action will be taken against a 57-year-old man from London who was interviewed in relation to the incident. The matter will not be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service.”
CCTV footage of the incident was reviewed by detectives, as well as key witnesses questioned to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident on 21 March.
Ms Mujinga died after allegedly being spat at by a man who claimed he had Covid-19. She had been working on the concourse at Victoria at the time of the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said in a statement: "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 enquiries, we can now be confident that this incident did not lead to Belly’s tragic death.
Blackburn added, "Our thoughts remain with her family and we will continue to support them as they come to terms with the loss of their much-loved mother and wife."
Since the news came out that no further action will be taken against the alleged suspect. Many people especially individuals from the Black community, have spoken out that justice has not been served for Ms Mujinga and her family.
Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West, said on Twitter:
"Her name was Belly Mujina. She did not deserve to be spat at simply for doing her job and she deserves better than this."
TV and radio presenter, Remel London also said on Twitter:
"Can't believe the @BTP aren't investigating further! Hopefully this can be appealed and justice can be served! If you can donate to support Belly's family please do. R.I.P Belly Mujinja