A railway ticket office worker has tragically died of coronavirus after he was spat at while on duty.

Belly Mujinga aged 47 was on the concourse of Victoria Station in London in March when she was approached by a member of the public who said he had Covid-19 and spat and coughed at her and another colleague.

Within days of being spat at both women fell ill with the virus.

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Ms Mujinga who had underlying respiratory problems was later admitted to Barnet Hospital and placed on a ventilator.

She sadly died on April 5th her train union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association has confirmed.

Ten people were allowed to attend her funeral.

British Transport Police have now confirmed they have launched an investigation

“British Transport Police have now launched an investigation into a report of two members of rail staff being spat at while working at London Victoria station on 22nd March.

“One of the victims, a 47-year-old woman, very sadly died in hospital on April 5th. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who has any information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 359 of 11/05/20.”