Julie Sillitoe minicab death: Family demands answers

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Media captionJulie Sillitoe was killed during stormy weather

The family of a minicab driver who died when part of a building collapsed on to her car in central London has demanded to know more about what happened.

Julie Sillitoe, 49, from north London, was killed during stormy weather when masonry fell on to her cab opposite Holborn Tube station on 14 February.

Her husband Steve Sillitoe said: "I want to find out why my wife is dead."

Police are investigating what happened, while an inquest into her death was adjourned until September.

Mr Sillitoe said: "Originally it was stated that this was caused by high winds and indeed it was very windy that night.

"However, we live in London. We don't live in a third world county. We don't expect buildings to collapse.

Image caption Three people were inside the car

"Ultimately, following the investigation I would like to find out what caused it," Mr Sillitoe said.

In a statement, issued later, he said the family was "devastated" by what had happened.

"In an instant our hopes dreams and aspirations ended," he said.

"We would like to thank the emergency services that fought to save Julie's life, and know that they did everything possible."

A post-mortem examination gave Mrs Sillitoe's cause of death as multiple injuries.

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

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