Mariam Moustafa death: Six teenage girls due in court over death of Egyptian student

Three 17-year-olds two 15-year-olds and 19-year-old woman summoned to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court 

Tom Embury-Dennis
Monday 27 August 2018 16:32
Mariam Moustafa was left in a coma after an assault on 20 February
Mariam Moustafa was left in a coma after an assault on 20 February

Six teenagers are set to appear in court in connection with the death of an Egyptian student who was attacked outside a shopping centre in Nottingham.

Mariam Moustafa was left in a coma after after the assault on 20 February, which saw the 18-year-old repeatedly punched during a confrontation with a group of women.

After receiving treatment, she was initially discharged from hospital. But she was later rushed back after her condition deteriorated. She died in hospital on 14 March after suffering a stroke.

Three 17-year-old girls, two 15-year-old girls and a 19-year-old woman have been summoned to appear at Nottingham magistrates court on 27 September on charges of affray, Nottinghamshire police said.

In March, the Egyptian embassy called for swift justice, describing Moustafa as "well-loved and regarded" by all who knew her.

“The government of Egypt and the embassy have been closely following the circumstances of this vicious attack with the relevant British authorities and expressed the need for those responsible to be brought to justice swiftly," it said in a statement.

It added: “The deep concern of the Egyptian public is evident and the embassy remains focused in its efforts to support and assist Mariam’s grieving family whose life has been shattered by their traumatic loss."

After her death, Yultan Mellor, a vice principal at Nottingham College, where Moustafa was a student, said she was “well-liked and able” and had “strong aspirations”.

He added: “Mariam was an aspiring engineering student who was well loved and regarded by her friends, peers and all those who knew her.”

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