Vauxhall helicopter crash: Sister of man killed is burgled as she mourns her brother Matthew Wood with relatives

Sister of man killed after helicopter crashed on top of him is burgled as she mourns with relativesHer house was ransacked for jewellery the day after her brother's deathShe had been with family to 'give each other support' following the tragedy

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14:33 GMT, 19 January 2013

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17:03 GMT, 19 January 2013

Mourning: Amanda Wood was burgled after her brother Matthew, pictured, was killed by a helicopter

Mourning: Amanda Wood was burgled after her brother Matthew, pictured, was killed by a helicopter

The sister of a pedestrian killed when a helicopter crashed on top of him in central London has been burgled while mourning his death with relatives.

Amanda Wood returned home on Thursday – the day after her brother Matthew Wood, 39, was killed in Vauxhall – to find her house ransacked.

Mr Wood, from Sutton, south London, had been walking to work at Rentokil on Wednesday morning when he was hit by debris.

Miss Wood was at her brother Darren's house ‘so the family could all be in one place to give each other support' when her home was targeted.

She told the BBC: 'It's horrible. It has been the worst week of my life. It's absolutely gutting.'

Miss Wood said she told about the break-in when a neighbour phone and said they were round her house in Carshalton, Surrey, with the police.

No arrests have been made, but Ms Wood added: 'They'd kicked in the bottom panel of the back door. The drawers were pulled out and bits of jewellery were gone.'

Miss Wood has described her brother as a 'big guy with a big heart' following his death last week.

She said: 'He didn't have a bad word to say about anyone. He was always at the end of the phone if you needed him.

'He said he would be proud to walk me down the aisle when I eventually get married. He said he would be happy to have that privilege.'

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Crash: Mr Wood was killed by debris as he walked to work at Rentokil in Vauxhall on Wednesday morning

Crash: Mr Wood was killed by debris as he walked to work at Rentokil in Vauxhall on Wednesday morning

Miss Wood added that her mother has been struggling to cope with the tragedy, with came close to the first anniversary of her husband's death.

Helicopter pilot Peter Barnes, 50, from Mortimer, neat Reading, Berkshire, who had more than 20 years flying experience, also died in the crash.

The Agusta Westland 109 heliport had clipped a crane on the side of The Tower at St George Whard ahead of making an unscheduled landing in Battersea because of the fog.

Tragedy: The helicopter had clipped the crane on the side of The Tower in Vauxhall, left,

Tragedy: The helicopter had clipped the crane on the side of The Tower in Vauxhall, left,

VIDEO: Vauxhall helicopter crash: Dramatic video from the site

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