Egypt's prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the opening of a judicial investigation into an attack in the UK on 18-year-old Egyptian student Mariam Abdel-Salam, who fell into a coma after being assaulted on 20 February.
Abdel-Salam, who lives with her family in Nottingham and is a Central College engineering student in Beeston, was punched repeatedly and verbally assaulted by a group of women in a crowded area near the intu Victoria Centre mall in London, according to a report by local newspaper Nottingham Post.
Sadek has tasked the international cooperation department with preparing a request to be sent to British authorities for a report on the investigation by UK police, medical reports, and any other procedures that have been taken regarding the incident.
On Friday, Egyptian ministry of Foreign affairs said in a statement that it is closely following up on the incident, through both The Egyptian consulate and embassy in London.
City police said that Abdel-Salam has recovered from the coma but is still in intensive care at Queen's medical centre, according to the Nottingham Post.
The Nottingham Post said on Friday that a 17-year-old female suspect was arrested in connection with the attack.