This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been asked to review evidence into the death of rail worker Belly Mujinga in recognition of wide public interest, British Transport Police said today.
More than a million people have signed a petition seeking justice for the family of Ms Mujinga, who died in April with coronavirus, a few weeks after being spat at while working at London’s Victoria station.
British Transport Police (BTP) interviewed a 57-year-old man but said the incident did not lead to the worker’s death and decided not to refer the case to the CPS.
In a new statement yesterday BTP said it had invited the CPS to conduct an independent review of the available evidence, and whether there were any further lines of inquiry.
BTP said it understood the depth of feeling over the case and that there were further questions over how investigators condcluded there was insufficient proof of a crime to justify a prosecution.
Ms Mujinga’s husband, Lusamba, yesterday thanked those who have signed the petition, saying that the family had been on a “rollercoaster of emotions.”
“On Wednesday, thousands of people protested in London to cry it loud that black lives matter,” he said.
“Black lives do matter. Belly’s life mattered. It mattered to me, to our daughter, our friends and family, to Belly’s colleagues, and now it matters to many thousands of you out there.
“We were there, united in our anger and our grief. United in our determination to be heard and in our determination to get change. We want justice for Belly.”
Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy also called for an investigation yesterday, putting down an early-day motion in Parliament.
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes pledged that the union would continue to fight for justice for Ms Mujinga, who was a member of the transport workers’ union.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.