Egyptian Teenager Killed in Nottingham

An 18-year-old student, Mariam Moustafa, died after being attacked at a Nottingham bus

An 18-year-old student, Mariam Moustafa, died after being attacked at a Nottingham bus stop. The brutal attack occurred on 20th February at roughly 8pm outside of the Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham; where Nottinghamshire Police have said Mariam was “punched several times” and was then followed onto a bus “by the same group of women who were threatening and abusive towards her before they got off” after the bus driver intervened.

She fell into a coma before dying of her injuries. The forces have said that there was no information suggesting the attack was racially motivated, but authorities will “continue
to keep an open mind.” A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of “assault occasioning grievous bodily harm” and has been released on bail.

Egypt’s foreign ministry have said that they are following the case through the Egyptian Embassy in London and would work with the family’s lawyer to make sure that the attackers were brought to justice.

They have also said it would address concerns regarding medical care that Mariam received after the attack, due to being sent home then her condition worsening soon after.

The attack has caused immense outrage due to the graphic nature and the rejection of racial motivation, with the incident trending on Twitter for many days.

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