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Storm victim's family: 'Buildings don't just collapse'

The family of a taxi driver who died when part of a building collapsed onto her car says they "owe it to her" to find out what happened that night. 49-year-old Julie Sillitoe died when storms and high winds hit central London on 14 February.

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Family of woman killed in building collapse 'grieving'

The family of a woman who died when part of a building collapsed onto the car she was driving have spoken of their grief a week on from the incident.

Julie Sillitoe, 49, of north London, died after building masonry fell on top of her car in Holborn. The mother-of-three worked as a mini cab driver.

Julie Sillitoe, 49, of north London. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Her family said in a statement: "We would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt response following the tragic events of Friday, 14 February.

"Our family would also like to offer thanks to the Metropolitan Police Service for their continued support. We as a family are still very much grieving, but take some comfort from the hundreds of kind messages from friends and public.

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

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