Julie Sillitoe minicab masonry death: Family thank public

Julie Sillitoe Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Julie Sillitoe was married with three grown-up sons

The family of a minicab driver who died when part of a building collapsed on her car in central London has thanked the public for their support.

Julie Sillitoe, from north London, was killed during stormy weather when masonry fell on to her cab opposite Holborn Tube station on 14 February.

Mrs Sillitoe's family said they were "grieving, but take some comfort from the hundreds of kind messages from friends and public".

Two passengers were also injured.

'Multiple injuries'

A post-mortem examination took place at Poplar Mortuary on 18 February, which gave Mrs Sillitoe's cause of death as multiple injuries.

In a statement, the family of Mrs Sillitoe said: "Moving forward, the results of the investigation and inquest will hopefully provide some answers for us.

"Our thoughts are also with the passengers of the vehicle; we wish them a speedy recovery and they are in our thoughts and prayers."

The mother of three's Skoda Octavia had stopped when chunks of masonry fell on the front, trapping the occupants inside.

Two passengers, a 25-year-old man, who suffered leg injuries, and a 24-year-old woman were taken to hospital.

Image caption Three people were inside the car

A fourth person, thought to be a passer-by, was also taken to hospital.

An inquest into Mrs Sillitoe's death has been opened at St Pancras Coroner's Court and adjourned until 1 September.

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